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2014 Holiday Tips to Protect Against Unexpected Travel Costs

by Erin Weiland | Dec 22, 2014

The 2014 holiday season is predicted to experience an increase in the number of individuals traveling during this time of the year. AAA has released a statement projecting that nearly 99 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles by car or air, up 4% from 94.8 million a year ago and the highest since AAA began keeping records in 2001. The holiday travel period has been determined by the amount of travel between Tuesday, December 23 and Sunday, January 4, 2014.

Travel Insured International, a leading provider of travel insurance for holiday travelers, offers holiday tips for protecting travel investments during a period when a record number of individuals will be traveling and the chance for travel disruptions to occur is increased. Travel insurance coverage will help in minimizing loss of travel investments when you are faced with unforeseen circumstances such as trip delays, losing pre-paid expenses, or having your personal belongings stolen or lost.

Protect Against Trip Delays

•A good way to attempt to avoid flight delays is to book early morning flights. This provides a better chance for departure in inclement weather rather than a flight on an aircraft which must first arrive from another airport.
•When a scheduled flight is cancelled late in the day, the next available flight to your destination may not be until the following day. Travel Insured International Trip Delay coverage can reimburse unused trip costs, and expenses incurred for unforeseen meals and accommodations up to limits specified on your selected plan. Trip Delay coverage requires a continuous delay of six or 12 hours, depending upon the purchased plan.

Insure Prepaid Expenses

•If you are booking a hotel reservation, by including the cost of the hotel accommodation in the prepaid cost of the insured trip, travelers can protect this expense if they must cancel their trip for a covered reason.
•Hotels themselves may collect a cancellation penalty under terms and conditions of their rate discount or reservation guarantee if you are forced to cancel. Insurance can cover the amount you might be forced to pay.
•Let your hotel know as soon as possible. Having to change trip plans due to an unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather may allow you to escape any fees all together.

Protect Holiday Travel Scams

•During the holidays theft is high and it is important to keep an eye on your bags at all times. Watch them through all security scanners and wait to make sure they are not left at the baggage check point.
•Baggage & Personal Effects coverage is included in all of its Worldwide Trip Protector line of plans. The maximum limits of coverage per insured passenger range from $750 to $1,000, depending upon the specific plan selected.
•The Baggage & Personal Effects coverage can reimburse your charges and interest due to any unauthorized use of your credit cards during your trip up to maximum limits for this benefit. The coverage also reimburses any fees for replacing

Purchasing the right travel insurance plan will allow for an enjoyable holiday season and reduce the stress of losing your travel investments. Travel Insured International wishes you a Happy Holiday!

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