The Travel Insurance Blog

5 Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

Posted by Amanda Hand on Jul 29, 2016 11:56:40 AM

Do you have an international trip coming up? Consider the following safety tips. Here are some things you can do to stay safe and follow the cultural norms of the country you're visiting? Follow these tips to make sure your trip is enjoyable and safe.

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Topics: Travel Insurance, Travel Advice, Travel Tips, Travel

Hotel Travel Safety Advice - 6 Easy Tricks to Keep You Safe

Posted by Amanda Hand on Jul 28, 2016 4:26:30 PM

Thinking about where you lay your head at night while on vacation should be one of your top priorities. It is important to be mindful of your surroundings and take the proper steps to protect yourself while traveling. 

Here are 6 quick tips to keep you safe before and during your travels:

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How You Can Help Nepal

Posted by Amanda Hand on Jul 28, 2016 3:53:39 PM

In 2015, Nepal was devestated by a series of earthquakes that struck the country. The death toll surpassed 7,000, but the earthquakes also destroyed many of the country's historic monuments and temples.

Relief efforts began pouring after tragedy struck, but it wasn't enough. For Nepal to rebuild it's economy and make it better than before, the country will need to make sustainable changes.

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Topics: Eco Tourism, Travel Advice, Travel

4 Hurricane Apps for Every Traveler

Posted by Amanda Hand on Jul 28, 2016 2:27:15 PM

Planning coastal or island vacations during hurricane season is like playing a game of Poker. You can go all in, but it doesn't mean you're going to have an outcome that is most ideal. 

It's best stay informed when facing hurricanes, especially if travelers plan on taking trips smack in the middle of hurricane season. But just how do travelers stay in the know when traveling away from home? 

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Topics: Travel Advice, Travel Tips, Hurricane Season

Travel Insurance & Medical Coverage

Posted by Amanda Hand on Jun 30, 2016 9:51:36 AM

Basing your stay off of a country's 5-star hospital rating is something you just don't do. Before travel, most travelers aren't thinking about the costs of medical services abroad. Perhaps that's why travelers often bypass travel insurance. They aren't thinking of the risks. 

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Topics: Travel Insurance

Press Release: Istanbul Airport Bombing

Posted by Amanda Hand on Jun 29, 2016 3:57:46 PM

On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, suicide bombers attacked the airport in Istanbul, Turkey killing at least 41 people and injuring many others. The entire TravelSafe family would like to extend our condolences to all those affected by this nonsensical act of violence. 

The U.S. Department of State identified this as a terrorist attack, and as such, this tragic event meets the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain TravelSafe travel protection plans.

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Topics: Travel Insurance, Press Releases

The Orlando Terror Attack at Pulse Night Club

Posted by Amanda Hand on Jun 14, 2016 9:52:23 AM

On Sunday, June 12th, 2016, a gunman attacked a nightclub in Orlando, FL, killing 49 people and wounding more than 50 others. The entire TravelSafe family would like to offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured in the attack.

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Topics: Press Releases

Finding the best travel insurance for your cruise

Posted by Amanda Hand on May 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM

You've worked your socks off for this cruise. You've put in long hours, stored your vacation time and adhered to a strict budget. A well-planned cruise is something to be proud of, so when the time comes to embark sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

As long as no kinks are thrown into the plan.

When you work this hard throughout the year, the last thing you expect is a trip cancellation, or worse — a medical emergency. But these circumstances can arise and, as many travelers who have experienced them will tell you, it is always a good idea to buy travel insurance for a cruise.

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Topics: Travel Insurance, Travel Advice

What to know about Trip Cancellation

Posted by Amanda Hand on May 24, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Trip cancellation insurance is quite the buzzword within the travel industry. And with good reason, no one wants to lose hundreds or thousands of dollars because of something unpredictable. Perhaps this is what has made this particular travel insurance benefit so popular, but each insurance company is its own and each policy is unique. TravelSafe's Trip Cancellation benefit is much different than its competitors, and it's a good idea to know how. 

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Topics: Travel Insurance Benefit Spotlight

What you should know before getting travel insurance quotes online

Posted by Amanda Hand on Apr 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Often times, the greatest challenge travelers face when booking their own travel isn't choosing the destination. Instead, it's the other related tasks -- booking the flight, purchasing travel insurance, choosing hotels and coordinating moving parts. This is why we always recommend using a travel agent, but we know this isn't always the reality.

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Topics: Travel Insurance, Travel Advice