All of us have a little bit of wanderlust in our systems. Whether we simply want to head over to a creek near home, or venture out into the unknown, all of us like to do a little bit of traveling and go on adventures. However, for those of you who like to venture out into the unknown and visit foreign countries, there’s always a risk that your dream getaway destination may be going through some civil or political unrest. And this could pose a risk to the safety of yourself and whoever you’re traveling with. One popular example we can see right now is with Brazil. The South American nation is gorgeous and well-known for its rich, diverse culture and its breathtaking beaches and coastal cities - one of the reasons Rio de Janeiro was chosen as the destination for the 2016 Olympics. However, Brazil is also one of the many nations dealing with political corruption, with a president that is currently suspended from office. Many times, countries dealing with these issues could pose risky situations for the common traveler, as they run into violent strikes or riots, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fortunately however, travel insurance can be of assistance to those who are traveling to nations dealing with civil or political unrest. How? Let’s find out!
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While some of us are going to be lounging back on our couches as we enjoy the various Olympic competitions, some of us are actually going to be in the breathtaking, picturesque Rio de Janeiro, watching the Olympics up close and live. It’s an amazing experience that everyone who’s a fan of the Olympics should get a chance to experience at some point in life. The 2016 Olympics is going to be a real treat for those attending it live; not only because of the various competitions to be viewed, but also because it’s going to be in one of the most beautiful seaside cities in the world. However, as gorgeous as Rio de Janeiro and the entire nation of Brazil is, there are also many safety concerns associated with being a tourist there. So how can you make sure to stay safe? Let’s find out!
If you’ve ever purchased a travel insurance policy before, either through us, or some other company, you may notice that many of our policies offer worldwide travel assistance, a complimentary service in addition to the usual policy benefits. It sounds like an awesome service, but what exactly does worldwide travel assistance cover and how can you use it? In general, most worldwide travel assistance services offered through insurance policies cover four different categories: travel assistance, business assistance, concierge services, and emergency services. So what types of queries do each of these categories deal with? Let’s find out!
For those of you heading out to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention next week, you’re in for a real treat! There will be many great speeches and keynote presentations, as well as other interesting activities scheduled for the event. However, in case you get all convention’d out and want to do some additional exploring around the city, you’re in luck. There are plenty of sights to see and things to do in Philadelphia! So what do we recommend? Here’s our list of the top 4 destinations you absolutely cannot miss during your trip to Philly.
3 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Consider Cruise Travel Insurance
It’s summer time, which means a lot of us have plans to venture out somewhere fun and exciting this year. And with a record breaking 23.2 million people taking an ocean cruise in 2015, cruises are quickly becoming the vacation of choice. This is in large part due to revitalized tourism in Cuba and large cruise growth in Australia, India, and Southeast Asia.
Despite cruises being so popular and an enjoyable getaway for most, the question still arises: do you need to get travel insurance before you book a cruise? While some will say it’s a waste of money and others will say cruise insurance is worth it, it’s ultimately up to you to get the facts and make the decision that’s best for you. So here’s what you need to consider before deciding whether or not to invest in travel insurance for your cruise: