Supporting Your Travelers Around the World

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

RoamRight provides group trip insurance.Taking responsibility for travelers anywhere in the world is a big charge. You want to provide the best travel experience for your clients, while protecting them from the risks that are inherent with travel. One way to do that is to make sure their travel insurance needs are met.

At RoamRight, we’re steeped in the travel industry, and some of the most knowledgeable authorities on travel insurance are on our team. We believe that understanding travel insurance should be easier than learning a new language, and we’re committed to simplifying this often-confusing product. You should be able to focus on your travelers and booking amazing travel plans, not on explaining the ins and outs of the insurance industry. So, rely on us; we’ve got you covered when it comes to travel insurance.

To that end, we’ve gathered some of the best and most comprehensive travel resources to help you support your clients. And when you need more information, or have a question, we want to be your resource.

Useful Travel Resources

Start with these extensive sites; these two governmental links have a multitude of links to a variety of valuable resources.
Link:   http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html
Link:   https://www.usa.gov/travel-abroad

Here is another extremely useful resource:  Do your travelers know about the STEP program? The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, managed by the U.S. Department of State, is a free service for U.S. citizens. Travelers can enroll in this program and get travel alerts and warnings for their destination country and register their contact information. This allows the U.S. Embassy to contact them in the event of an emergency (think natural disaster or civil unrest). It also gives travelers’ families the ability to locate them in the event of an emergency, and ensure they arrive back home safely.
Link:   https://step.state.gov/step/

The U.S. DOS Bureau of Consular Affairs also maintains a list of Travel Alerts & Warnings. Travelers can search by location or review the entire list.
Link:   http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html
The same department also hosts a website for travelers to get help in the event of an emergency, anything from lost or stolen passports to a natural disaster.
Link:   http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/emergencies.html

Homeland Security also maintains a website related to overseas travel and alerts. They offer a list of international travel tips as well. 
Links:   http://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/find-overseas-travel-alerts,  
Here is another U.S. government travel site with links to many travel resources.
Link:   http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Travel/International.shtml

Below are a few additional links that offer beneficial information.
Travel Checklist from U.S. DOS
Link:   http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html

International Weather
Link:  http://www.weather.com/travel

Currency Exchange
Link: https://www.usa.gov/americans-abroad#item-36527

Emergency Help for Americans Abroad:
Link: https://www.usa.gov/americans-abroad#item-37287

RoamRight Mobile App Home Screen

 

One of the most useful travel resources is the RoamRight mobile app. With the mobile app, travelers have access to all of these important resources in one place. As a partner, you can get access to all of the features in this award-winning app available on the App Store and Google Play. With detailed destination and security information, this should be your go-to resource for up-to-the-minute travel, health and security advice and information.

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And finally, we’ve gathered links to a few other web resources with less critical information that your travelers may find useful. 
Fodor’s:   http://www.fodors.com/
Fodor’s is an established travel resource, offering travel news, destination information, and user forums.

Frommer’s:   http://www.frommers.com/
Another long-established travel resource, Frommer’s offers destination information, news, travel ideas, and links to other resources.

National Geographic:   http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/
National Geographic’s travel website offers information on current travel trends, tips for smart traveling, and of course beautiful photos of countless destinations.

CNN:   http://www.cnn.com/travel 
As one would expect from CNN, their travel site offers the latest travel stories from around the globe.

Lonely Planet:   http://www.lonelyplanet.com/
The largest publisher of travel guide books, Lonely Planet was started by a married couple writing about their overland honeymoon trip across Asia and Europe to Australia more than 40 years ago. The site provides advice, travel tips, and destination information.

Virtual Tourist:   http://www.virtualtourist.com/
The Virtual Tourist travel community boasts 1.3 million members, and is the single largest source of user generated content, with travel forums, tips, reviews, and user-contributed travel guides. One caveat that users should be aware of is that TripAdvisor is the parent company.

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