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Entries for January, 2012

Small print an intrepid journey

Small print an intrepid journeyNews from Stuff.co.nz: Travel insurance contains a bewildering number of exclusions, so anyone who does not read the policy is at risk of actions or errors that could prove costly. The comprehensive policy from online insurance seller 1Cover, for example, contains a total of 108 exclusions. Some are understandable, such as [...]

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Travel insurance premiums double for the over-65s

Travel insurance premiums double for the over-65sNews from Daily Mail: By Rosanna Spero Last updated at 11:26 AM on 26th January 2012 Older holidaymakers are being charged hundreds of pounds for travel cover as major insurers hike up their premiums for the over-65s. Some travellers are paying up to double for their annual policy, with [...]

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Travel insurance falls short for siblings in crisis

Travel insurance falls short for siblings in crisisNews from Albany Times Union: WATERFORD — There are run-of-the-mill bad vacations. Then there’s the heart-wrenching vacation suffered by Marcia Ricci. Ricci and her brother, James Tracy Sr., in August were taking their annual trip to Colorado Springs, where their niece lives, when Ricci fell and broke her [...]

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Don¿t let a holiday from hell turn into a nightmare back home

Don¿t let a holiday from hell turn into a nightmare back homeNews from This is Money: By Sam Dunn Last updated at 12:52 AM on 25th January 2012 Five million of us will book a summer holiday within the next few weeks. But if your dream trip turns into a nightmare, how can you ensure [...]

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Costa Concordia sinking leaves other cruise-ship passengers alarmed -

Costa Concordia sinking leaves other cruise-ship passengers alarmed -News from and out … – Chicago Tribune: The tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship last week is leaving a line of worried passengers in its wake. Betty Westbrook is among them. The retiree from Allen, Texas, called me hours after the ship sank off [...]

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Costa Concordia disaster could cost industry millions

Costa Concordia disaster could cost industry millionsNews from STLtoday.com: The capsizing of the Costa Concordia could not have come at a worse time for the cruise industry — right at the start of the peak booking season. Even if passengers aren’t scared away, the accident will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s too early [...]

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Cruise travelers not deterred by wreck

Cruise travelers not deterred by wreckNews from Omaha World-Herald: Luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 14. Water poured in through a 160-foot gash in the hull. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published Saturday January 21, 2012 By Roger BuddenbergWORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER Premium [...]

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Travel insurance for 2012

Travel insurance for 2012News from Orlando Sentinel: Don’t forget to consider travel insurance when you plan your 2012 travels: Decide if you need it and figure the cost into your budgeting. Chances are it won’t be a budget-buster, but failure to buy the right coverage could, in fact, bust your budget beyond any expectations. When [...]

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Travel: Do you need medical evacuation insurance?

Travel: Do you need medical evacuation insurance?News from Reuters: A cruise ship sails in the Venice lagoon close to Doge’s Palace at St. Mark’s Square in Venice, in this undated file photo. Credit: Reuters/Manuel Silvestri By Mitch Lipka Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:18pm EST (Reuters) – When Brad Catania went to Cancun in April 2010 [...]

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Does travel insurance cover disasters such as Concordia?

Does travel insurance cover disasters such as Concordia?News from USA TODAY: This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. When you book a cruise you’re offered the [...]

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