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Things to Know Before Purchasing Travel Insurance

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Don’t let the additional cost of travel insurance discourage you from the making the investment, the peace of mind alone that it grants is more than worth the monetary investment. The trip you’ve been dreaming about for years shouldn’t have to be affected by circumstances that are out of your control.

According to a recent report from AAA, 38% of Americans are likely to purchase a travel insurance policy for future international trips. That is more than a 20% increase over the past year. If you’re planning on purchasing a policy for a future trip, there are a few steps you should take prior to buying.

Begin by familiarizing yourself with the types of coverage available. These include but are not limited to medical, trip protection, and flight insurance. Of these insurances, trip protection is the most common and is included in just about every comprehensive policy. This insurance will cover circumstances such as you or your travel partner getting sick, a legal obligation, and other factors.

When it comes to medial insurance, you’ll first need to figure out whether you need to purchase a plan designed to cover pre-existing medical conditions. These plans typically cover the cost of an ambulance, hospital services and provide around the clock emergency assistance.

Flight insurance is meant exclusively for any difficulties that may arise regarding your flight. Typically these policies are purchased for international trips due to the higher fare costs. Flight insurance can help with saving on the cost of delay fees or a cancellation due to bad weather or a mechanical issue with the aircraft.

When traveling abroad you don’t want any surprises so it’s imperative that you read your policy in its entirety so you know what’s included, any restrictions, or what may not be covered. When news of the Zika virus began to grow, many Americans were unaware that their standard travel insurance policies did not cover trip cancellation due to a heightened outbreak risk.

So, it doesn’t hurt to do your research, and if you are still confused on which policy to buy and what it will cover, you can call us at 888-301-9289 or use the live chat feature on our website to talk with one of our customer service representatives! They will be more than happy to help you find the best policy for your trip.

Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types around the world. We offer a variety of travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insuranceinternational travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. 

Our company mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products which offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com

By Emily Glen at 18 Dec 2018

Are TSA Delays Covered Under Your Travel Insurance?

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Probably everyone who frequently travels has dealt with some type of travel delay. With the increasingly stringent TSA requirements, one of the slowest steps in making it to your flight is having to wait in security checkpoint lines. These lines can take quite some time, especially if you are headed to a foreign country. It’s not an unusual circumstance to miss a flight because of a TSA delay or suddenly finding yourself unable to get on another flight because it’s already full.

So, you might be wondering whether such a delay will be covered under your travel insurance policy, assuming you purchased one. Unfortunately, a delay in your trip due to the TSA security check will not be covered by your insurance. A delay because of a mechanical breakdown in the aircraft? Yes, it’s covered. A hurricane that prevents or affects travel? It’s possible. To know exactly what’s covered, make sure you thoroughly read your policy coverage or contact our excellent customer service team who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

TSA delays do not fall under what the travel insurance industry calls “peril coverage” as there is nothing perilous about it. If you’re concerned about running into such a situation the next time you plan a long flight, the best way to avoid such delays is to arrive at the airport early and with plenty of time so you have more than enough time should unforeseen TSA circumstances arise or get TSA Pre and use the shorter lines at the airports. (This is a serious time saver especially if you travel frequently.)

Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types around the world. We offer a variety of travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. 

Our company mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products which offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com

By Emily Glen at 22 Oct 2018

Travel Tip Tuesday: What to Pack in Your Carry-On

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1. Headphones

   For listening to music, watching a movie or drowning out the snoring man next to you, headphones are a necessary part of any flight.

2. Water

 Staying hydrated is so important when it comes to traveling, especially on those long flights. You don’t want to start your trip off on the wrong foot! Keep an extra bottle of water with you at all times.

3. Portable Phone Charger

Whether you are using your phone to listen to music, or browsing Facebook during your flight, chances are that it will drain your battery life. Packing a portable charger will ensure that your phone will never be dead (as long as you make sure to charge it)! 

4. Change of Clothes 

Bringing a change of clothes is always a good idea just in case something happens to your luggage, you won’t be stuck in the same dirty clothes. It is also a good idea to bring a change of clothes with you in case your flight is cold and you need to bundle up more! 

5. Snacks

Airplanes do offer snacks most of the time, but they are usually loaded with sodium. Pack extra snacks for yourself to avoid bloating and feeling bad! 

6. Toiletries 

It’s always a good idea to throw a hair brush, tooth brush and toothpaste and maybe even some dry shampoo in your carry on. You may arrive to your hotel before your check in time and these can come in handy when you need to freshen up after a long flight! 

7. Reading Material

Investing in a good book for your flight can be a game changer. If you’re one of those people who just cannot fall asleep on a flight, diving into a good book can make time go by so much faster. 

These are just a few of our most important items to include in your carry-on bag. If you have a go-to item that you always include in your carry-on let us know what it is by leaving a comment below! We would love to hear from you.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa plans. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By EMILY GLEN at 16 Jan 2018

Tips for Experiencing the Abu Dhabi Nightlife

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Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has developed a positive reputation for its wealth, rich culture, and some of the most spectacular architecture in the world. As the second most populous city in the UAE, it is very tourist friendly. If you need some suggestions on where to go, we have a couple.

Abu Dhabi has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, and many of them have their own themed bars. La Cava wine bar in the Rosewood Hotel is actually located underground and includes more than 10,000 distinct labels, including some of the priciest bottles in all of the UAE. The tropically themed Trader Vic’s is also a good option, known for its Polynesian-themed bar in the Beach Rotana hotel.

A night on the town isn’t complete without some dancing, and you’ll find plenty of world-class nightclubs in Abu Dhabi fusing fantastic music with the city’s astute attention to innovative, forward thinking design. Legends at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort is one of the recent clubs to emerge in the city and is known for its Monday Open Bar Night. A number of drinks are available at half their regular price.

Before you plan your trip to Abu Dhabi, make sure to purchase the necessary travel insurance and do your research on its customs.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By Administrator at 14 Nov 2016

Traveling with Your Pet for the Holidays

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As important members of the household, the holiday season is probably one of those times when you really don’t want to leave your beloved four-legged friend at home. If your impending travel plans include bringing them along, you can make things easier for them, yourself, and your fellow travelers by simply being responsible.

Make sure to feed your pet at least an hour prior to leaving, and only feed them a small portion. This step will ensure that their food has digested and will reduce the odds of motion sickness. Giving them a walk is also a good idea so that by the time you’re ready to depart, he or she will be sufficiently tired and relaxed, perhaps even falling asleep.

If you’re unfamiliar with the country you’ll be traveling to, consider checking out the BringFido.com website, which provides information on pet-friendly accommodations across 100+ countries. There is also a useful iOS app available that includes not only accommodations but also attractions and pet-friendly restaurants.

Remember that traveling with your pet means having to follow any FAA guidelines as well as those that may be unique to the airline you’ll be flying with. Additional fees may be required and there may be restrictions on the size and breeds allowed to travel in the cabin or in the cargo area. Do your homework before booking a flight so that you don’t run into any surprises.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By Administrator at 9 Nov 2016
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