Travel Protection Tips During Hurricane Season

I found this article on the website of one of my travel insurance providers. It is an extremely useful guide to travel protection during hurricane season.1


With summer vacation upon us, one of the most important things travelers should stay aware of is Hurricane Season and its unpredictability and its ability to change current and future travel plans. While travel protection solely for the disruption of a hurricane is not available, purchasing a plan with coverage that protects the inconveniences that hurricanes can cause can be helpful. Check out some of the best tips dealing with travel protection that people might often overlook.

Purchase a Plan before the Hurricane is Named

One of the most common mistakes an individual can make while attempting to protect themselves as well as their travel investments during hurricane season is not purchasing a plan until they are aware of an upcoming storm. Waiting to purchase after hearing of a hurricane will not provide you with the coverage you need. We advise you to invest in a plan when you make the first deposit towards your trip.

Purchase Cancel for Any Reason                                      

It is important to understand that purchasing a plan that includes the benefit of Cancel for Any Reason is the best way to make sure you are covered if you are worried about a hurricane. This benefit will allow you to cancel up to two or more days prior to your scheduled departure for a reimbursement up to 75% of your non-refundable prepaid vacation costs.

Purchase Coverage No Matter Your Destination

Many people feel that if a hurricane is not in the destination they are traveling through or to, then they do not need to bother with investing in travel protection. Even if your travel plans to do not involve the direct path of the hurricane, your plans could still be delayed, or you could miss your connection due to a hurricane changing airline or cruise departures elsewhere.

Read the Fine Print

One of the most important aspects of receiving the coverage you need with a travel protection plan is to always read the fine print and understand the rules and regulations of the supplier. As long as you understand the restrictions and deadlines, you can be reimbursed costs if something unexpected does in fact happen.

Travel protection hurricane season is an important way to ensure your health, safety and travel costs due to extreme weather. Always remember, purchase your plan after your first trip deposit and you can be protected! Learn more at

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