The summer travel season typically begins with Memorial Day weekend in May, and carries through Labor Day in early September. More Americans travel during this than any other time of year, reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This summer 2013 season is no exception and is set to be one of the busiest times for U.S. airports, and according to AAA, 66 percent of U.S. adults will in fact be traveling. Travel Insured International, a leading privately owned travel insurance provider offers individuals the following tips to help summer travel plans run as smoothly as possible.
Get Prepared - Travelers are encouraged to do a significant amount of research prior to packing their bags to leave. Depending on the duration of your vacation, you may need to bring along your family’s medical information, prescription medications, etc. Safely pack all travel documents including photo ids, reservations, itineraries, and insurance information. Also be sure to inform your trusted friends or relatives of your itinerary so you can be contacted for emergencies.
Save Money - While booking a travel itinerary, save money by bundling hotel, airfare, and activities into one package. When you book tickets, be sure to double, or even triple check your departure and arrival dates – having flexible dates can save sometimes cut ticket costs in half.
Stay Safe and Alert – The summer travel season is often associated with a high percentage of travel theft occurring. Just as flights are becoming extremely crowded, airports can also be fraught with thieves. Be aware of your surroundings and maintain a close watch over tickets, wallets, purses, and other belongings at all times.
Pack a Travel Insurance Plan - A travel insurance plan can cover you for things that may go wrong while traveling. It only takes one uninsured travel risk, arriving without expectation to destroy a dream trip, or worse, incur uncovered emergency medical costs. Prepared travelers will plan ahead with the policy which fits their coverage need best in order to protect their travel investments during the 2013 travel season.
About Travel Insured:
Travel Insured International is one of the largest privately held travel protection companies in the US, and preferred supplier to over 5,000 travel agents, travel consortiums and wholesalers in the US and abroad. As a former division of the Travelers up until 1994, and originator of travel insurance in the US, you can say that the “travel protection” blood lines run deep. Travel Insured International’s customer centric claims operation has significant expertise in both domestic and international claims administration.
Travel Insured International
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