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Travel Insurance for Family Adventure

Your kids are free.  Period.  End of discussion right?  While I know that may have gotten your attention, I also know that price alone won’t necessarily get you hooked, and that’s ok!  While reading a recent article about family travel making up 30% of today’s traveling public, my first thought was “Great!  We offer Kids Free on a couple plans, touchdown!”  Then I got to thinking that if the trend is for more adventurous travel and different experiences then families will also be shifting their thinking about spending habits.
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Family Members May Affect Travel Insurance

Did you know that when you purchase travel insurance, some of your coverage may be affected by family members not traveling with you?
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Importance of Medical Travel Coverage

A couple weeks ago Erin provided tips for staying healthy while traveling (Check it out here), but what happens if you don’t heed her advice and find yourself scrambling for a doctor, or worse, with a serious medical emergency?  The most important thing you can do is purchase a travel protection policy from a third party provider, like TII of course!  One common mistake – err, misconception – Americans have is that our medical insurance, Medicare or credit cards will cover us for medical emergencies outside the country.  Unfortunately, this is not often the case and you could find yourself scrambling to come up with a significant amount of cash to pay for treatment.
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Tips for Traveling to a Hurricane Region

With Hurricane Season in full swing, experts are predicting to see a near-normal hurricane season in both the Atlantic Basin, including the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific this year. If you plan on traveling to storm-prone regions you should carefully consider the potential dangers and inconveniences associated with your trip prior to finalizing plans. It is important to always be prepared, and take into consideration the following tips to ensure your safety this season!
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What are Travel Assistance Services?

One of the most often overlooked benefits within our Worldwide Trip Protector products are the Travel Assistance Services.  The first thing that comes to mind for most people when you mention assistance services is for medical evacuation.  While these unfortunate situations are a common reason why you might utilize these services there are plenty of other benefits available.
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Avoid Getting Scammed While on Vacation

We can all spot them: that person who takes pictures of everything, walking around with their fanny pack on, map in hand…the typical tourist. When you are in a foreign place you can easily be picked out of the crowd by a local. Although we all try to be conscientious of our surroundings, it only takes a second to become a victim. They may appear to be a helping hand in a time of need, be weary of their smiling face!
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Tips to Avoid Baggage Theft

As if paying to check your bags wasn’t bad enough, you now have to worry about all of your items arriving at your destination securely.

Chances are good that you know someone who has had something mysteriously missing from his or her checked bags. You may even have been a victim yourself. But, it’s not just checked baggage that’s at risk. Sticky-fingered TSA agents are rare, but they have been known to pocket items from carryon’s and purses in the screening area.
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