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Spring Break and Travel Insurance

Published on Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Travel insurance and spring breakYou may think it's too late to buy travel insurance for spring break, but it's not. Find out what benefits your clients can get with last-minute travel insurance.

Last-Minute Valentine's Day Travel Ideas

Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Last minute Valentines Day travel ideasValentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s not too late to book a romantic trip for your clients. Depending on what your travelers like most about the holiday, here are a few ideas.

Tips for Helping Your Travelers Plan Winter Trips

Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Skis are a pair of long narrow pieces of hard flexible material, typically pointed and turned up at the front, fastened under the feet for gliding over snow FTThe holiday season may already be here, but there is still plenty of time to plan winter travel. Read about how RoamRight's team of travel bloggers can help you plan a winter getaway for your clients.

Travel Insurance and Natural Disasters

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Travel insurance protects against natural disastersWhen planning a trip, the possibility of a natural disaster striking is often overlooked or minimized. Sure, your travelers might make contingency plans if they’re booking a Caribbean cruise during hurricane season or flying through Chicago during winter, but what about the disasters that aren’t predictable - like an earthquake or volcano? How can your travelers plan for those?

In short, make sure your clients have a good travel insurance policy that covers against natural disasters. The types of situations covered and the type of coverage itself will vary from provider to provider, so it’s important to understand the ins and outs of the policies you sell to your travelers.

Do Your Clients Need Travel Insurance for Domestic Trips?

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Sometimes, travel insurance is forgotten when planning a domestic trip. But why? There are many benefits travel insurance can provide for travelers who are not leaving the country. For example, would you fly from Hawaii to the continental United Statesunprotected? Learn why travel insurance is not only smart for international trips but for domestic ones as well.

Insure Your Holiday Travel Plans

Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Insure your holiday travels with RoamRight The holidays are a fun, but stressful, time of year, and holiday travel can be all of the stress without any of the fun. To help your clients protect their family togetherness time, as well as feel more festive, insurance can help protect them.

How to Help Travelers Plan a Trip to U.S. National Parks

Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How to Plan a Trip to National ParksIn 2016, the United States National Parks Service is celebrating its 100th birthday with celebrations all across America in some of the best parks and recreation areas found anywhere in the world. Discover some of the most-forgotten yet most-interesting National Parks in the U.S. and some of the amazing activities travelers can experience. 

Additionally, learn what additional travel insurance travelers may need when visiting a specific park. See what National Park activities may require RoamRight's Adventure Plan or Hazardous Sports add-on. 

Travel insurance for hurricanes should be purchased earlyUnlike other natural disasters, hurricanes are slightly more predictable and travelers can get information about the storm ahead of time. This makes travelers a bit more confident in their travel plans. However each year, RoamRight sees a handful of travelers who opted out of insurance – until it was too late.

If you have travelers going anywhere along the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean, they should be prepared.
Overcoming objections to travel insurance USAYour travelers may think they can skip the travel insurance if they are staying in the United States. After all, they’ll be in their home country with quality medical care. And many places offer refunds for cancellations, so why should they spend money on a travel insurance USA plan?

Here are a few common objects agents may hear when talking about travel insurance for domestic trips, and how you can address them.

What Your Clients Should Know About Train Travel

Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Follow these tips to give your travelers a great train vacation.Once while traveling in northern British Columbia, my train stop was a couple of cinder blocks and a piece of plywood, identified to passersby with a simple red flag. The lodge we were visiting was a few miles away and this was the most convenient transportation option. Lodge operators picked us up, literally out in the middle of nowhere, and the train picked us up there again a few days later. No airline would have been able to provide the service.

Is It Covered? II

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
questionThis post continues our series “Is it covered?” Carefully evaluating plan information and coverage to help assure travelers that they are protected for possible mishaps or issues specific to their circumstances is critical for travel professionals. In this series we will review different scenarios that may challenge your insurance knowledge, and in so doing sharpen your skills for assisting your travelers and determining the best coverage choices.

5 Ways to Reassure Your Travelers in an Uncertain World

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
5 Ways to Reassure TravelersIn the aftermath of Paris and other terrorist attacks, how do you reassure your travelers that it’s okay to keep traveling? This webinar can help you learn how to keep your clients traveling!

Will Your Travelers Be Able To Fly In 2016?

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
You may need a passport to fly in 2016Ten years ago, Congress passed the Real ID act, which requires enhanced security for identification such as drivers’ licenses. The requirements of this act have been implemented in a phased approach, and 2016 will mark the deadline for the last phase: airline travel. Are your travelers ready?

The Mobile Phone as a Travel Tool

Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
cell phoneAccording to Pew Research*, as of October 2014, 90% of American adults own a cell phone. So how can you make supporting your travelers easier and their journeys proceed more smoothly by leveraging this piece of equipment? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best travel-related apps and a few other useful resources that you can share with your clients.

Is It Covered?

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
questionIn an uncertain world, travelers purchase travel insurance to have peace of mind that they are covered financially and/or medically when they travel. In this series we will review different scenarios that may challenge your insurance knowledge, and in so doing sharpen your skills for assisting your travelers and determining the best coverage choices.
Understanding travel insurance

In a perfect world, travelers might be required to take a test after buying travel insurance, just to be sure they know what they have.  Major misconceptions, leading to disappointment down the line when an inappropriate claim is made and rejected mightbe eliminated…if they could be forced to take that test.  Stop right there, and that strategy is riddled with customer un-friendly problems.  While sellers of travel might want to ensure that travelers understand their coverage, we all know that readingpolicies is about as interesting as watching paint dry.  Still, if those who sell travel protection do a good job of selling it in the first place, understanding comes naturally.

How Agents Can Work With Bloggers and Social Media

Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
working with bloggers

Agents spend a great amount of time tending to existing clients. Indeed, that function is a big part of retaining those clients and the time is well spent. But what about identifying and gaining new clients?  How do agents today grow their business fortomorrow? Word-of-mouth recommendation from happy travelers goes a long way but is limited to a small circle of their friends. Traditional forms of advertising might bring potential clients but the return on that investment is often elusive. Still, thosetraditional methods of engaging existing and potential clients are well defined as opposed to the vast, unknown world of the Internet, social media and blogging, right? Actually, ‘wrong’ is the correct answer, as mainstream business is finding its placein cyberspace.

Don't Let Travel Insurance be an Afterthought

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Protect your trip with travel insurance

For many travel agents and tour operators, it seems like offering travel insurance is a postscript – it’s presented as an add-on once the trip is booked. In the same way someone may say: Would you like fries with that?, you can hear it being said: Would you like travel insurance with that?

Trust us – this is not the most effective way to sell travel insurance.

How Smartphones Have Changed The Travel Industry

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Train smartphone

It was not all that long ago that phones were anything but smart.  Simply a device to communicate with others, they were indeed used to call travel agents, airlines, hotels and others to arrange elements of travel. Today, we can and do use smarter phones to do all of the above, often more efficiently than before.

What to Do When Crisis Hits Your Client's Trip

Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
travel crisis cancelledHaving travel protection provides a bit of security to travelers, knowing if something goes wrong and that something is covered, things will turn out better for them.  Still, travelers don’t want anything to go wrong. But, the mere fact that they bought travel protection in the first place can be a measure of how important it is to them that everything goes smoothly.
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When determining needs for travel insurance, considering the frequency of traveling domestically and internationally is important, for more reasons than one might imagine. It makes sense to cover flight delays and lost luggage regardless of where and when we travel. Cancellation too is important whether traveling by land, air or sea. Still, considering domestic travel as a place to start and then layering appropriate coverage on top of that for international travel makes sense in a number of ways.

The Travel Insurance Critical Point

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The title of this article suggests that there is a perfect time in the selling process for travel agents to recommend buying travel insurance, and indeed there is. But no one formula for success will convert that effort into a sale. That process begins well before the booking even occurs.

To try slipping in “Shall I add the travel insurance?” when gathering required booking details works well for some travel agents. They are happy with their results and see no reason to change what works. But I would almost guarantee you that the percentage of clients taking them up on the offer is far less than agents who make a point of going about the entire topic of travel insurance in a more engaging way.

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