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What good is travel insurance during a pandemic?

What good is travel insurance during a pandemic?

Travelers with pandemic travel insurance claims are learning that coverage is more limited than they expected David Klement wants to know if his travel insurance will protect him during the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, could what he believes is pandemic travel...

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Join Travelers United and get VPN for secure WiFi

Join Travelers United and get VPN for secure WiFi

Support Travelers United the best $49/year Virtual Private Network (VPN) deals on the Internet Plus, get a virtual vault and $25 a month of dining coupons. VPN will protect you wherever members travel, in your neighborhood, and in your home.

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What good is travel insurance during a pandemic?

What good is travel insurance during a pandemic?

Travelers with pandemic travel insurance claims are learning that coverage is more limited than they expected David Klement wants to know if his travel insurance will protect him during the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, could what he believes is pandemic travel...

TRAVEL

Why do souvenirs bring back happy travel memories?

Why do souvenirs bring back happy travel memories?

Travel is one of those things that you don’t realize how much it means until we can’t do it. So today I’m writing about travel memories. And, “memories” in French is “souvenirs.”

Is this good? Gas prices are falling dramatically

Is this good? Gas prices are falling dramatically

Gas prices are falling – it is not a silver lining As America has been focused on COVID-19, sheltering in place, and counting the dead in Italy, gas prices are falling. Experts expect that the average price of gas will drop to less than $2 across the country. In a...

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How to take an inward journey in the COVID-19 world

How to take an inward journey in the COVID-19 world

I’m looking out of my window at the strangely quiet streets of downtown Washington, DC. Despite the best of travel plans my apartment is now my destination. I’ve decided to travel in place. With a plan and a bit of determination I’m embarking on an inward journey in the COVID-19 world.

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Can a COVID-19 staycation fulfill my travel dreams

Can a COVID-19 staycation fulfill my travel dreams

Traveling has always been a big part of my life. Last year I went to Cuba in February, Portugal in April, Venice in September, and also took a quick jaunt to Florida in early December. Now, with a COVID-19 staycation being forced on me, I’m staying home.

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Join Travelers United and get VPN for secure WiFi

Join Travelers United and get VPN for secure WiFi

Support Travelers United the best $49/year Virtual Private Network (VPN) deals on the Internet Plus, get a virtual vault and $25 a month of dining coupons. VPN will protect you wherever members travel, in your neighborhood, and in your home.

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Finding a coronavirus silver lining in pandemic madness

Finding a coronavirus silver lining in pandemic madness

Whenever there is a crisis, there is an opportunity. For consumers, the obvious opportunities have to do with the prevention of the spread of viruses. As the nation is being rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, airlines are still boarding sick passengers onto planes with diseases other than COVID-19. The Flu, common colds, measles, and more continue to be forced to fly, while the current new virus wreaks havoc with airline operations.

Hotel health and safety is a personal responsibility

Hotel health and safety is a personal responsibility

After COVID-19, take personal responsibility for hotel health and safety Throughout much of the world today, COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll on the hospitality industry. As new cases have soared, hotel occupancy has plummeted. Leisure and business travelers are...

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Marseille in the time of COVID-19 deaths

Marseille in the time of COVID-19 deaths

There are more than 2,200 coronavirus cases in France and almost 50 COVID-19 deaths. And in Marseille, it’s starting to take a toll. Today, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Travel is suffering, especially in the tourist zones of Italy and France and across the planet.

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Are COVID-19 headlines overhyped and sensationalized?

Are COVID-19 headlines overhyped and sensationalized?

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 headlines about the coronavirus outbreak is dominating the world’s news day after day. It’s pushed aside other important news. Over the last couple of weeks, many have questioned if the COVID-19 are not sensationalized and overhyped.

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Why do I need a disaster emergency travel kit?

Why do I need a disaster emergency travel kit?

Preparation travelers can make by creating an emergency travel kit must be intentional. Collect these items to make up the emergency travel kit I have whenever you leave home. Start with the basics. Phone, flashlight, band-aids, antiseptic, and duct tape.

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Running out of money when it comes to paying bills

Running out of money when it comes to paying bills

The coronavirus has infected the global economy and millions of Americans now out of work are trying to figure out what to do while running out of money. Hourly employees who worked at small businesses that are now closed or running on a skeleton crew will take the brunt of the blow when it comes to paying bills.

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Accomplishments

These accomplishments have been achieved by working closely with our members, national media, the travel industry, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Congress and many other agencies.

  • Bi-partisan bill to eliminate hotel resort fees introduced into House of Representatives
  • Creation of the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections
  • Advertised airfares now include airfare plus, mandatory taxes and fees
  • Lost/damaged/delayed luggage compensation limit increased to $3,500
  • Passengers have 24 hours to change or cancel their nonrefundable tickets without penalty
  • Once an airfare is purchased, that airfare and ancillary fees cannot be increased
  • Families flying together act passed by Congress that requires family members 13 years of age and younger to sit with other family members at no additional cost.