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Why Travel Agents Still Matter
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Why Travel Agents Still Matter

In the past month, both Women’s Day and CareerCast received heavy backlash when they questioned whether travel agents still matter in this economy. CareerCast called out travel agents as one… Read More…

Travel Tip: Traveling With the Right Insurance
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Travel Tip: Traveling With the Right Insurance

No one wants to get sick or injured when traveling, but it pays to plan ahead so you don’t get nailed with a huge bill. The Public Health Ministry in… Read More…

Two Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance for Your Next Cruise
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Two Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance for Your Next Cruise

As passengers of the Carnival Triumph learned the hard way, having travel insurance doesn’t always pay off. When the crippled ship was stranded at sea for several days, passengers with… Read More…

Travel Tip: Facts of Medical Evacuation
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Travel Tip: Facts of Medical Evacuation

No one likes to think about getting sick or injured on the road, but it pays to know what kinds of situations you could be facing. According to the US… Read More…

Travel Tip: Dealing With Bankrupt Travel Providers
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Travel Tip: Dealing With Bankrupt Travel Providers

If you’ve ever been on the losing end of a travel provider that ceases operations and goes bankrupt, you know that recouping your losses can be difficult. But there are… Read More…

4 Ways to Protect Yourself if Your Travel Provider Goes Under
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4 Ways to Protect Yourself if Your Travel Provider Goes Under

This month, Club ABC Tours went out of business without any notice and with little support for customers –even the ones out on the road. Peter reviews what has happened… Read More…

Ask Peter: Plan Ahead for Cruises, Caribbean Islands & More
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Ask Peter: Plan Ahead for Cruises, Caribbean Islands & More

We’re looking ahead this week with advice on 2013 travel. Find out the hottest Caribbean islands, the evolution of  river cruising, and the factors to consider when buying travel insurance… Read More…

Ask Peter: Nonrefundable Flights & Alaska Cruise Solutions
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Ask Peter: Nonrefundable Flights & Alaska Cruise Solutions

When it comes to finding an answer to your travel problems, sometimes it’s not as simple as a one-size-fits-all solution.  In some circumstances, it pays to buy travel insurance; in… Read More…

Why You Need Travel Insurance: A CBS This Morning Report
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Why You Need Travel Insurance: A CBS This Morning Report

With hailstorms in Dallas, worried cruise ship passengers in the wake of the Costa Concordia, an airline bankruptcy and an earlier than normal hurricane season, travel insurance is becoming more… Read More…

Travel Tip: Disaster Protection
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Travel Tip: Disaster Protection

It seems like the news has been full of travel disasters, from the Costa Concordia crash to riots in foreign countries. Here’s what you need to know if you’re stuck… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cancellation Vouchers
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Cancellation Vouchers

On your next vacation or cruise, you may be given the option to purchase a policy that promises a free travel voucher if you cancel. Don’t confuse this with travel… Read More…