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    Trip Insurance Soars On Zika Fears [Video]
    Travel insurance sales for trips to Zika-infected areas rise as vacationers take travel precautions. Watch the video on Zawya.com.

    The Zika Virus Is a Boon for Travel Insurers
    [RoamRight] said revenue jumped 81% in January from a year ago for its “Cancel For Any Reason” policy covering trips to Zika-impacted areas in the Americas. The rise provides an early insight into how traveler patterns are changing because of the mosquito-borne virus, even as airlines and hotel chains say it is too soon to tell whether Zika has dented bookings. Read the full article on Fortune.

    Exclusive: Travel insurer says sales soar on Zika fears
    Travel insurance sales for trips to Latin America have surged as vacationers consider scrapping their plans to avoid the rapidly spreading Zika virus, one of the top U.S. providers, RoamRight, told Reuters on Monday. Read the full article on CNBC.

    Worried About Zika? Here's How It Could Affect Your Travel Plans
    The Zika virus continues to spread and is drastically affecting countries throughout Central and South America, as well as Mexico...plans with a Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR): RoamRight...might be worth looking into if you are pregnant and need to travel to these areas. Read the full article on The Huffington Post.

    Dealing With The Zika Virus: Plane, Cruise, Hotel, Travel-Insurance Updates
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has just declared the Zika virus a world public health emergency. Since last spring, more than 45 countries have reported locally acquired cases of a disease...For safest options, it’s best to use a plan with a Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) option, such as RoamRight. Read the full article on Forbes.com.

    How The Zika Virus is Affecting Travel
    The travel industry is beginning to react as vacationers rethink their trips amid growing concern over the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease that experts say is possibly linked to microcephaly in babies. Read the full article on The New York Times.

    RoamRight Travel Insurance Promotes Family Vacations In Collaboration With Public Television Show Travel With Kids
    RoamRight, a leading provider of travel insurance and a division of Arch Insurance Company, has teamed up with Public Television’s Travel With Kids to promote family vacations around the world. The television show, which is in its 8th season, follows the Simmons family as they explore international destinations and educate families about the people and places of the world, all while helping parents navigate the logistics of traveling with children. RoamRight is an official sponsor for the 2015-2016 season of the show. Read the full press release.

    Five Myths About Travel Insurance And Terrorism
    The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, not to mention the warnings for major cities around the world, have put many travelers on edge. For those of us who’ve already bought and paid for a trip, or are planning to travel in the near future, travel insurance might seem like a good idea. But what can it really do for you in these circumstances? Here are five myths about travel insurance and terrorism. Read the full article on USAToday.com.

    Travel Insurance Is No Longer Just For The Over-Prepared
    Buying travel insurance is a lot like packing. Do you want to take that extra sweater or raincoat, just in case? Read the full article on Time.com.

    So Many Possibilities For Travel And Medical Insurance - Where Do You Start?
    With the proper insurance policy, you can't prevent all problems, but you can take comfort knowing that you won't be financially burdened. Look for RoamRight on page 32 of No Boundaries For Us.

    The Worst Decisions You Can Make On A Cruise
    If you know what you're doing, cruising can be an enriching form of travel. But plenty of people swear off the big ships because of some terrible experience that ruined their first time out. To prevent yourself from becoming yet another cruise hater, take note of these rookie mistakes—and don't make them. Read the full article at SmarterTravel.com.

    17 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling During Hurricane Season
    Traveling during hurricane season to hurricane-prone locales has its pros and cons -- but if you're going to attempt it, make sure you know these 17 things first. Especially number nine. Read the full blog post.

    Here's what you need to know to book the best all-inclusive trip
    Full disclosure — I'm an all-inclusive resort addict. There's just something about free booze, free food and free water sports that make you never want to go back to that regular old hotel with ridiculous surcharges again. Read the full blog post.

    A Guide to Foreign Travel Immunizations for Family Travel
    Families with wanderlust often take their dreams of travel out of the United States. Granted, there are plenty of travel opportunities in the United States but some families may dream of destinations that feature Mexican ruins, Egyptian pyramids, African safaris or Asian jungles. Read the Trekaroo Blog post that features the RoamRight mobile app.

    National Geographic Travel Lately Roundup
    Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. Read the Travel Lately Roundup that features a RoamRight blog post.

    Expert Interview with Linda Fallon on Purchasing Travelers Insurance for Mint
    When planning your next big vacation, in addition to booking your flights and reserving your rooms, it might be smart to purchase some travel insurance. Travel insurance is just like any other kind of insurance: You buy it hoping you don't need it, but when you do need it, you're glad you have it!" says Linda Fallon, senior vice president of travel insurance provider RoamRight. "Even a delayed flight or lost suitcase can quickly add unexpected expenses to a trip." Read the full article on Mint.com.

    How to Rent a Camping Van in California
    California is an ideal location to explore via an extended road trip. Renting a camper van can provide the fuel economy of a passenger vehicle with the creature comforts of an RV. Best of all, it’s compact size ensures you can park on city streets and in standard spaces, enabling you to hit attractions and take advantage of any available accommodation type from campgrounds to coastal Bureau of Land Management properties, and even a hotel if the mood strikes. Read the full article at USA Today.

    Best Travel Apps for Families
    Last spring, we rounded up the best apps for traveling with kids. This list included games, entertainment, and distractions for travel days, but what about those tools we need as parents? Read on for our Trekaroo editors’ picks of best travel apps for families that help Mom and Dad get from Point A to Point B. Read the full blog post on trekaroo.com.

    Using the RoamRight app (with or without a policy)
    Recently, I tried out the free app RoamRight, a travel insurance provider, released. And no, you don't have to hold a policy with them to use some of the features! Yes, with the RoamRight app, RoamRight insurance policy holders can keep track of claims, but anyone, whether a customer or not, can use the app’s translation tool and drug equivalencies. Read the full blog post on trekaroo.com.

    Solo Travel: Knowledge and Tools for Safety
    It seems that, for most of us, our knowledge of the world is skewed. When asked questions about world trends on such issues as poverty, education levels and other social factors, people polled rarely answered more accurately than random results gained from monkeys. Read the full blog post on solotravelerblog.com.

    Travel Nightmare: What to do During a Medical Emergency Abroad
    Many travelers don’t anticipate having a medical emergency when they are far from home, but the truth is that car accidents, heart attacks, and food poisoning happen everywhere. Do you know what to do if you experience a medical emergency abroad? Read the full blog post on tbexcon.com. 

    To Eat or Not to Eat? The Great Street Food Debate
    The allure of a country’s cuisine drives many travel decisions. (It’s also the subject of many travel blogs posts.) Ask veteran travelers what their favorite meal was, and you may get an earful. But when it comes to food – particularly street food – there’s a great travel debate: is it safe to eat? Let’s take a look at both sides of this argument. Read the full blog post on tbexcon.com.

    Q&A: Born to Roam
    Brice King, vice president of travel for RoamRight, discusses the benefits of his company's new mobile app and the commitment to making insurance straightforward for agents. Read the full article in the ASTA Network magazine.

    RoamRight's New Mobile App For Travelers Now Available
    A new tool to add to every traveler’s packing list is now available. RoamRight, which is a division of Arch Insurance Company, a leading provider of travel insurance, has introduced an easy-to-use mobile application that is available free to all mobile users with added unique features for RoamRight policyholders. The most comprehensive app by a U.S.-based travel insurance provider, the RoamRight app helps policyholders travel safely by providing local security information,easy access to important travel documents and critical health and medication translations. Read the full press release on BusinessWire . Also covered on Savvy Stews.

    10 Hidden Gems Near Top Vacation Destinations
    Sometimes you need to ditch your guide, says Brice King of RoamRight.com, a travel insurance company geared to independent travelers. As you plan trips for 2014, he suggests looking outside the package tour. "Once you're on a tour you go into autopilot," he says. "You can't just wander off." He shares with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY suggestions that are near popular routes but are often overlooked. Read the full article on USA Today.

    InsureMyTrip Announces Addition of RoamRight to its Extensive Product Mix
    InsureMyTrip, the world’s largest travel insurance comparison website, announced that it will now offer plans from RoamRight, a division of the Arch Insurance Company. Read the full press release.

    Packing Tips From RoamRight
    Follow these packing tips from RoamRight so that you can protect your belongings and pack efficiently. Watch the video .

    The Year of “Signature Experiences” Increases Travel Planning – And the Need for Trip Protection
    From sleeping under the Northern Lights in Finland’s Igloo Village to a culinary tour throughout Italy, it is becoming increasingly popular for travelers to seek out and embark on signature travel experiences. Entire destinations, industry partners and even hotel brands around the world are catching on to this trend, and RoamRight travel insurance offers travelers a variety of customizable insurance offerings to protect all – or part – of a “bucket list” trip. Read the full press release.

    Caribbean Destinations and Travel Insurance
    Watch as a RoamRight representative talks about Caribbean travel deals, destinations and travel insurance. Watch the video .

    Make The Most Of Your Carry-On
    Watch as a RoamRight representative demonstrates how to efficiently pack carry-on luggage, so travelers can avoid checked bag frees. Watch the video .

    RoamRight Casts Safety Net Over Far Flung Family Travel
    Last year Americans took more than 60 million international trips, experiencing new thrills and lifelong memories, along with potentially lost luggage, missed flight connections and other travel hiccups. As families plan their next “far flung” vacation – whether domestic or abroad – RoamRight, a leading travel insurance company and division of Arch Insurance Company, offers a variety of tailored insurance programs to protect the trip investment, as well as the extraordinary adventures ahead. Read the full press release.

    RoamRight Protects Kentucky Derby Travel Investments From Wire to Wire
    Many refer to the Kentucky Derby as the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” but the excitement surrounding the grandeur of race day at Churchill Downs far exceeds the two-minute thrill on the track. With steep prices for airline tickets, accommodations, and race tickets, RoamRight, a division of Arch Insurance Company and a leading provider of global travel insurance, protects the trip investment of those eager to experience America’s original, extravagant sports party on May 4, 2013, whether or not you’re wearing the best Derby hat of all. Read the full press release.

    Women “Flying Solo”
    Young and young at heart, single, married and widowed women are taking on new adventures world wide – often without the added crutch of a friend or loved one by their side. While traveling alone can be an intimidating feat, many women are discovering a richer, confidence-boosting freedom when flying solo. Read the full press release.

    RoamRight Can Help Protect Your Trip to The 2013 NCAA Division I Final Four
    If the NCAA Final Four is any kind of economic barometer, things are looking up. In 2013, the average price for a ticket to the final, regardless of matchup: $482, a $100 increase over 2012 (average of $372). Despite price, thousands of basketball fans will flock to either New Orleans or Atlanta for the NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Final Four. With steep ticket prices and flight costs, as well as accommodations, leading provider of global travel insurance, RoamRight, a division of Arch Insurance Company, is eager to protect the trip investment of sports fanatics across the U.S. Read the full press release.

    RoamRight Unveils the Nation’s “Top 10 Cities to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day”
    Nearly 40 million Americans identify as being of Irish descent -- from Savannah’s green fountains to Chicago’s green river, America is home to some of the best Saint Patrick’s Day festivities around the world. Filled with music, food, tradition and revelry, RoamRight presents its list of America’s “greenest” celebration cities, highlighting places noted for their spectacular parades, unique time-honored traditions and never-ending green beer. Read the full press release.

    RoamRight, Provider of Global Travel Insurance, Launches in the United States 
    RoamRight travel insurance is pleased to announce the launch of its trip cancellation insurance and travel medical insurance products. RoamRight offers U.S. consumers a suite of products to fit the needs of both domestic and international travelers. RoamRight travel insurance is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company, which has an A.M. Best rating of A+ (Superior). Read the full press release.

    Squaremouth Announces the Launch of Products from RoamRight
    Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, is pleased to announce the launch of products from its newest provider, RoamRight. Customers can now view and compare plans from 22 top travel insurance providers on squaremouth.com. Read the full release at Squaremouth.com.

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