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5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Social Media Channels

Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Find out how travel professionals can use social mediaDo you use social media to boost your travel business? Here are a few ideas on how to use your social media channels to gain new clients.

Are you an idea machine?

Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Share your travel ideas with RoamRightAt RoamRight, we're always looking for ideas and inspiration that will benefit our travel partners. Do you have something that you would like to share with our readers? We'd love to hear from you!
Antimo Cimino of VoomagoThere is a big difference between being a tourist and being a traveler. Discover how one company, Voomago, encourages its traveler to have immersive experiences on their journeys.

Why Voomago Uses RoamRight - and You Should Too

Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Voomago Travel LogoRoamRight spoke with Antimo Cimino, a founder of Voomago Travel, to find out why he chose RoamRight as his company's travel insurance partner.

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.

New Year’s Resolutions For Your Travel Agency

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Travel agencies should have new years resolutions too.We’re more than a week into the new year and while you may or may not be going strong on your personal resolutions, how are you doing on your business resolutions? Have you made any plans or set any goals for your agency? Here are a few ideas that may help your travel agency – and your travelers – in 2017.

Must-Visit Destinations for 2017

Published on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life FTAs you plan your clients' trips for 2017, keep these destinations in mind.

RoamRight's expert travel bloggers created this list of must-visit destinations for the new year.

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.

How RoamRight Can Help Your Travelers Pick a Destination

Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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Not only can RoamRight help protect your clients while they travel, but we can also help your clients find the perfect travel destination for them and their travel needs.

In this blog post, learn how RoamRight's Travel Destination pages can provide useful information for travelers, as well as providing details that help them to choose if traveling to that country is right for them. 

Hot Destinations: Denmark

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Travel agents love DenmarkDenmark is a country steeped in history as well as natural beauty, and is gaining the attention of international travelers. Danes consistently rank as some of the happiest citizens in the world, and their capital city, Copenhagen, is often described similar to Portland, Oregon: a mix of diverse geography, great food, and quirkiness. How quirky? They host events like World Pillow Fight Day every year.

Let’s explore more about Denmark, why your clients would want to visit, and how they can protect their trip with travel insurance.

We’ll be at NACTA and CruiseWorld. Will you?

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
RoamRight will be at Cruiseworld and NACTA.Find out how to connect with the RoamRight team at two of the biggest tradeshows for travel agents - the NACTA Annual Conference and Cruiseworld.

Does Travel Insurance Cover Terrorism?

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Find out how RoamRight travel insurance covers terrorismTerrorism is becoming a real concern for travelers and travel planners. Find out how your clients can protect their trips with RoamRight travel insurance. What happens if an attack occurs before they leave home? Or worse - while they are on their trip?

What Happens If You Offer Travel Insurance 100% of the Time

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Offering travel insurance with every booking can help boost your bottom line.Offering travel insurance should be as much the part of your booking process as getting your client’s name and birthday: You should do it for every client you sell to.

Find out what may happen to your bottom line if every client you booked bought travel insurance through you.
Where’d They Go: Most (and Least) Visited Spring and Summer 2016 Travel Locations [Infographic]

Spring and Summer are the top travel seasons every year. But where does everyone go? Top travel insurance provider RoamRight explores the most and least visited locations over this past travel season, and where the hottest locations will be for the fall.

From France to American Samoa, to United Kingdom to St. Helena, RoamRight travelers went to many different places this summer travel season. 

Don’t Assume Your Clients See The Value In Travel Insurance

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Make sure you clients see the value of travel insurance.How do you offer travel insurance to your customers? Do you have a frank conversation with them about its value? Or do you just include it as a brochure in the package of information you give them?

If you aren’t speaking directly to your clients about travel insurance, you are missing out on a valuable opportunity. The truth is, in the U.S., travelers may not always see the need for insurance. As their travel agent, you may need to make the caseforthem. Find out how.

Introducing RoamRight’s New Multi-Trip Plan

Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The RoamRight Multi-Trip plan is great for frequent travelers.At RoamRight, we continue to improve our products to meet the changing needs of our customers. One product we recently updated was our Multi-Trip product for frequent travelers.

Read this post to find out about the latest changes to this travel insurance product that is great for travelers taking multiple trips each year.

Legacy Commissions – What Are They And How Do They Work?

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Legacy commissions allow travel agents to earn more moneyWhen you become a RoamRight partner, you’ll earn a commission or affiliate fee on every travel insurance sale that comes through you. But did you know you can also earn commissions on future sales?

If you encourage your travelers to set up an account with RoamRight, and they buy directly through that account in the future, you’ll get the commission. It’s our way of saying “Thank you” for introducing your clients to us.

How to Help Travelers Book a Trip to Cuba

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Cuba is a great place to visitSince the United States placed an embargo on Cuba in 1960, Cuba has been a bit of a mystery to U.S. travelers. Now, with travel and economic sanctions being eased, U.S. citizens can now legally travel to Cuba through certain channels.

Unlike booking travel to most other countries, sending travelers to Cuba is a bit different. Here are some helpful tips that travel agents should know in preparation for the American tourist rush to Cuba. 

The One App Your Clients Need Before Their Trip

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
RoamRight App VideoYour travelers deserve to have a nice, relaxing trip. So what can you do to ensure that their next trip is their best trip? Well, it could be as simple as introducing them to the RoamRight app.

The RoamRight app features practical -- and sometimes life-saving -- features that can help ensure your travelers have a smooth trip. Save important travel documents, stay up-to-date on travel alerts, have medical translations at your fingertips, and much more with the RoamRight mobile app.
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.

How to Be Productive at a Work Conference

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
You can be productive while at a work conferenceTraveling for work can be a double edged sword: on the one hand you get a break from the office, the chance to socialize (or network, if you're fancy) with new people and a change of scenery. On the other hand, it's simply too easy to fall behind on actual work when you're having fun on the road.

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your conference while still staying on task at work.

How Hard Is It To Change Travel Insurance Providers?

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Switching to RoamRight for your travel insurance provider is easy. Often, it isn’t until a travel insurance provider disappoints – such as through a claim denial that you don’t agree with or because of legal or compliance issues – that an agent may consider switching carriers. It just seems like too much of a hassle for many agents.

The truth is, it’s easy to change travel insurance providers, and it’s easy to get started with RoamRight. Unless you have some kind of exclusivity clause with your current provider, there’s actually no reason why you shouldn’t at least consider RoamRight to protect your travelers.
Save time by using RoamRight's abandoned quote emails.Chasing down travel insurance quotes is time consuming. Let RoamRight do the work for you! Find out how you can use RoamRight to remind your travelers to buy travel insurance before their next trip.

Why You Need To Offer Your Clients Travel Insurance ASAP

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Travel insurance should be bought earlyIn an unofficial survey, the RoamRight customer service team said that if they could get people to understand one thing about their travel insurance, it would be to buy early. Ideally, travel insurance should be purchased at the same time as the first deposit is made on a trip. Waiting could mean missing out on valuable benefits.

Schengen Visa and Travel Insurance

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Schengen Countries require travel insurance.If your travelers go to Europe, you’re probably very familiar with the Schengen Visa. Schengen countries allow travelers to go freely across borders.

RoamRight offers several plans that meet the requirements of the Schengen Visa. Find out how you can offer these travel insurance plans to your travelers.

Why One Agent Chose RoamRight Travel Insurance

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Soul at Sea cruises is a RoamRight partner.Amber Young at Soul at Sea cruises gives us insight as to why she chose to become a RoamRight partner. She also gives advice on how you too can make the most of offering RoamRight travel insurance to your clients.

Tips for Choosing a Vacation Rental

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tips for choosing a vacation rental homeRenting a vacation home is growing in popularity for travelers who prefer the sanctuary of a private home over the sometimes chaotic schedule of large hotels and resorts. Talk with your clients about their lifestyle and previous vacation experiences to see if this is something they might like.
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.

A New Travel Trend: Hut to Hut Hiking

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hut To Hut Hiking is popular in Switzerland. Plan a trip for your clients.Inspired by books like Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, and the movies based on these books starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Redford, and Nick Nolte, your clients may be asking about vacations where hiking is part of the experience.

RoamRight Launches Community Website For Travelers

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
RoamRight launches a community photo wall to share traveler photos and videos.Travelers love sharing photos. It used to be via slide projector in a darkened living room. Then it was on Facebook. And now it’s on RoamRight. We’ve created an online photo and video gallery for your travelers to share their vacation experiences witheach other. We hope to inspire your clients to keep traveling, explore new places, and see the world.

Agent Insights: Wish You Were Here Vacations

Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Wish You Were Here Vacations - Katina BradleyKatina Bradley, of Wish You Were Here Vacations, talks about why she loves travel and why she recommends RoamRight travel insurance.

The Time is Now

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
snowstormIn the wake of Winter Storm Jonas, it’s the perfect time to talk to your clients about travel insurance.

The East Coast came to a standstill this week as Winter Storm Jonas brought record-breaking snowfalls. More than 13,000 flights were delayed or cancelled, rail service was shutdown, and major interstates were closed. While governments worked hard to keep their cities moving, many travelers found that they would not be moving for a while.

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!
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Adding a video to your website can increase the sales - and therefore your earnings - from travel insurance. It's easy to do, too! Simply follow these steps to embed a travel insurance video to your site.

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?

Travel Topics People Are Talking About as 2015 Winds Down

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
2015 Travel TopicsWith the increase in end-of-the-year travel, there’s also a increase in buzz in the travel industry. Here are some headlines that have caught our attention in the past few weeks.

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.

Case Study - Medical Emergency in Italy

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A stroke in Italy cost one family almost $90,000.Imagine you have a client who decided to give his mom a birthday surprise with a vacation to Italy! The whole family is excited and the trip has been going exactly as planned. Then something happens that you’ll never forget: The mom has a stroke and is hospitalized. What would you do?

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.

Check-a-Box Versus Third Party Coverage

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Regardless of which travel product we speak of, almost all will include an option to add travel protection just by checking a box. It’s the easy way to include some kind of coverage, which might make some sense. Still, the notion that some ‘coverage is better than no coverage’ can be misleading if not a critical error.

How Smartphones Have Changed The Travel Industry

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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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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You might say that Andy Lange is a travel insurance advocate. As the owner of Lange Travel, Andy has firsthand knowledge of the importance of having travel insurance. Travel agents like Andy don’t just sell insurance – they provide a critical service that is needed during what is possibly the most important and most stressful moment of a person’s life. RoamRight interviewed Andy to learn more about how he sells travel insurance to his clients and why he believes in the product so much.

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