MSNBC.com – Traveling over the holidays? Prepare for the worst
Travel insurance is another way to hedge your bets during the holidays. But Damian Tysdal, who runs the site Travel Insurance Review, warned that policies don’t cover every event, so you may still end up losing your winter vacation even if you’re insured.
“Knowing that the list of covered reasons for cancellations cannot satisfy every need, travel insurance companies developed ‘cancel for any reason’ plans so you can literally cancel for any reason,” he said. He warns, though, that there are some restrictions, including that you have to cancel a trip within 48 hours, usually.
SmartMoney.com – When Disaster Strikes, Airlines Scramble
That said, insurance policies may also vary on how far in advance you can cancel, says Damian Tysdal, the founder of comparison site TravelInsuranceReview.net.
Frommers.com – Travel Health & Safety: Buying Insurance
An interesting site called Travel Insurance Review (www.travelinsurancereview.net) seems to be a reasonable place to start looking.
Foxnews.com – 10 Things to Know About Travel Insurance
If you don’t already have such coverage for a trip and are wondering if you need it, “ask yourself what made you want to look into [insurance]” for that trip, says travel insurance agent Damian Tysdal of Travel Insurance Review. If a trip’s expensive, he says, “and you’re planning it eight months down the road, a lot of things can happen between now and then. And if it’s more than you feel comfortable losing, you should ensure that amount.”
ChicagoTribune.com – Seniors: Don’t cruise through trip planning
Typical travel insurance plans include assistance services if an evacuation occurs, said Damian Tysdal, founder of TravelInsuranceReview.net.
Even if a cruise line offers compensation to passengers in the event of a major disaster, having immediate access to rebooking agents can be a huge benefit, Tysdal said.
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