DON’T LET HURRICANE SEASON 2009 BLOW YOUR VACATION PLANS AWAY
Protect Your Trips with Travel Insurance From InsureMyTrip.com
WARWICK, RI, June 16, 2009–Experts at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center anticipate a near average 2009 Hurricane Season with a 70 percent chance of nine to fourteen named storms and up to three major hurricanes, Category 3 or higher. This forecast can’t say however, where or when these storms will form, which land areas will be impacted or at what intensity. That’s why, as always, the best way to prepare for the June through November hurricane season is to plan ahead.
“Now is the time to get a hurricane plan,” advises Dennis Feltgen, spokesperson for NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. “The only number that matters is the number one….the one storm that could hit you this season. You need to prepare now and not when the storm is bearing down on you.”
“For travelers, that plan should include travel insurance protection for all your upcoming summer vacations, family cruises, and fall travels,” adds Jim Grace, President and CEO of InsureMyTrip.com, the premier online travel insurance comparison site. “Travel insurance is a prudent investment that provides peace-of-mind protection against severe weather. The key is to plan ahead and purchase travel insurance before a tropical storm or hurricane is identified as possibly affecting your itinerary.”
“Equally as important, travelers should know that coverage for weather-related trip cancellations and interruptions differ significantly by company and plan,” continues Grace. The coverage spectrum includes:
- Weather Cancellation: when common carriers such as airlines and cruise lines stop travel to a particular destination due to weather.
- Cancellation due to Hurricane Warning: cancellation of your trip if your destination is under a NOAA-issued hurricane warning.
- Destination made Uninhabitable: if your hotel, resort, or vacation rental is devastated by a storm.
- Primary Residence made Uninhabitable: your own home sustains destructive storm damage.
- Cancel for Any Reason: an optional benefit that allows you to choose whether or not to cancel.
To learn more about the protection plans that best suit your travel needs, visit www.insuremytrip.com online or call 800-487-4722 to speak with a licensed travel insurance professional. Whether you need one question answered or want step-by-step help in selecting a travel insurance policy, InsureMyTrip’s expert Customer Care representatives are waiting for your call.
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