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Q: Can I cancel my trip to Greece?

Due to the escalating financial crisis in Greece, travelers are wary about planned trips to the country. At InsureMyTrip, the protection and safety of travelers is our primary concern. We recognize the need to educate travelers about this topic and explain what benefits may provide the maximum safeguard and protection available: Q. What if I am nervous about going to Greece and want to cancel a trip? A. There is a travel insurance benefit called Cancel For Any Reason that allows travelers to cancel a trip for any reason, including concern over the financial situation in Greece. This benefit may provide up to 75% of trip cost returned. For full plan details and eligibility requirements for this benefit, contact InsureMyTrip. For more information, contact a licensed travel insurance agent at InsureMyTrip at 1-800-487-4722.  

Travelers prefer to visit a new destination this summer, survey finds

According to a new survey by travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip, more than half of travelers (55 percent) polled will not return to the same destination as last summer. The results were part of the 2015 Summer Travel Guide, a compilation of data-driven insights to help consumers travel smarter in 2015. This research also highlighted travel planning behaviors and preferences. For example, most will choose to stay in a hotel while on a summer trip and plan to go sightseeing, visit the beach, and spend quality time with family and friends. Top travel concerns include overspending and disruptions of vacation plans due to weather or health issues. For this particular study, InsureMyTrip conducted a highly targeted survey and restricted the respondent pool to only a group of US travelers who either researched or purchased travel insurance within the past 18 months. Here are the results: TRAVELERS PREFER TO VISIT NEW DESTINATIONS 55% will visit a new destination this summer 24% will sometimes visit the same destination 22% do tend to visit the same destination MOST WILL GO ON A SUMMER VACATION THIS YEAR An overwhelming eighty-two percent said they were planning a summer vacation. Twelve percent said they had no [...]

Travel insurance for Mexico in demand

Demand for travel insurance for trips to Mexico continues to grow, according to a new data report from InsureMyTrip. Mexico topped the list of most popular international destinations for US travelers purchasing comprehensive travel insurance in 2014. Italy and United Kingdom rounded out the top three. TOP INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS Mexico Italy United Kingdom France Israel Spain The US Department of Commerce also reports an increase in travel to Mexico. In 2014, roughly 25 million US travelers visited the country, up 22 percent from 2013. Travel over the border was also a significant contributor to overall Mexico performance from March through December. US air travel to Mexico (6.9 million) was up 11 percent. (Source: US Dept. of Commerce) BEST TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR MEXICO Most travel insurance customers purchase a comprehensive policy for trips to Mexico, according to InsureMyTrip. Comprehensive policies from InsureMyTrip providers offer a variety of benefits including trip cancellation, trip interruption, medical and emergency evacuation coverage. “It is no surprise that Mexico continues to be a popular destination for American tourists. However, financial and health concerns are a factor when planning trips to this country. In turn, more are purchasing travel insurance to mitigate the risks,” says InsureMyTrip CEO [...]

Summer travel guide reveals top trends

InsureMyTrip, the nation’s top travel insurance comparison site, today announced the launch of its first-ever Summer Travel Guide. The Summer Guide is a compilation of data-driven insights to help consumers travel smarter in 2015. To compile this research, a team of data scientists at InsureMyTrip analyzed online traffic and buying habits in order to identify trends. In addition to internal data, customer surveys and feedback from travel experts were also utilized to gauge insights on summer travel. MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS: UK, FRANCE, ITALY This list shows the most popular summer destinations for travel outside the US (June 2015 – August 2015) based off internal customer data. United Kingdom France Italy Caribbean Netherlands     ______________________________________________ SUMMER TRAVEL SURVEY RESULTS InsureMyTrip surveyed 234 US respondents for the Summer Travel Guide. The survey was sent by email to those identified as US travelers who either researched or purchased travel insurance within the past 18 months. Here are the results: MOST WILL GO ON A SUMMER VACATION THIS YEAR An overwhelming eighty-two percent said they were planning a summer vacation. Twelve percent said they had no plans yet. Six percent had no plans. Out of those polled, 67 percent will get to their destination by air. PREFER [...]

Report: spike in travel to Europe this summer

Hopper and InsureMyTrip data teams report an increase in travel to Europe this summer. Researchers also found what airports offer the most savings and how the latest data trends can aid travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits. PRICING FOR EUROPEAN TRAVEL DRIVING SPIKE Travel to Europe is more affordable this summer due to a strong US dollar. Currently, the US dollar buys about 20% more foreign currency in many countries. “With the strong US dollar, it is not surprising to find more Americans booking trips to Europe and taking advantage of a bargain,” says Cristian Potter, data scientist at InsureMyTrip. Flight prices may also drop due to competition with foreign air carriers as well as cheaper oil. MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS: UK, FRANCE, ITALY This list shows the most popular European destinations for this summer (June 2015 – August 2015). Results were based off customer data at InsureMyTrip. United Kingdom France Italy Netherlands Germany BEST TIME TO FLY TO EUROPE Booking flights for the right locations at the right times, you can save as much as $600 per ticket, according to the latest research from Hopper. MORE: Hopper report on popularity and pricing by US origin Advanced purchase can also save [...]

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