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    The Year of “Signature Experiences” Increases Travel Planning – And the Need for Trip Protection

    TOWSON, Md. (July 16, 2013) – 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.

    Considering a travel insurance policy is especially important for this type of travel, as vacationers are likely making a large investment and stepping out of their comfort zones. Often a once in a lifetime experience, the exotic locations and adventurous activities surrounding such trips require additional planning. Whether travelers opt to go zip lining in the rain forests of Costa Rica or dog sledding in Alaska, it is important to ensure safety and security by protecting their monetary investment, as well as securing coverage in case of an unforeseen medical emergency.

    One such emergency occurred when a RoamRight traveler took a dream motorcycle trip across Norway. During this solo vacation, he was involved in an auto accident and suffered a broken leg. Between the medical costs and transportation costs required to get him home, the insurance claim was more than $15,000. A RoamRight travel insurance policy that cost less than $50 protected him on this signature experience.

    A sampling of RoamRight program offerings include:

    • Medical – Most health care plans do not provide coverage outside of the United States. For travelers taking their next vacation to an exotic locale, it is crucial to consider the availability and cost of medical services in a foreign country. RoamRight medical evacuation coverage provides emergency medical evacuations to a higher level of care, and ultimately returns the traveler back home for further treatment. Furthermore, RoamRight will transport a friend or family member to the location of the injured if he or she is hospitalized for more than seven days.
    • Adventure – Signature travel experiences often mean adventure, and thrill seekers are trying everything – from parasailing over Aruba, to scuba diving with sharks in Australia. Adventure sports vacation insurance covers any medical incidences occurred during activities including snowmobiling, scuba diving, snow skiing, spelunking and more.
    • Trip Cancellation – As mentioned, signature travel experiences are treated as once in a lifetime trips that can come with a hefty price tag. RoamRight’s trip cancellation insurance may cover any lost expenses, including airline flights, prepaid expeditions and hotel fees. Whether a family medical emergency occurs, or unexpected work pushes a trip back, the monetary investment is protected.
    • Group – Adventure tours and travel illicit the camaraderie of a group. Groups hiking the Himalayas or touring Eastern Europe can customize programs, including medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage. RoamRight makes it simple to sign up a group, and only requires a spreadsheet with all relevant information, eliminating the process of registering one traveler at a time.

    RoamRight, a division of Arch Insurance Company, also offers baggage coverage, multi-trip policies and other comprehensive plans appropriate for signature travel experiences. To obtain a travel insurance quote or learn more travel tips, visit www.RoamRight.com or call 1-877-687-7170.

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    About RoamRight

    RoamRight, a division of Arch Insurance Company based in Towson, Maryland, is a provider of global travel insurance established by a group of travel insurance professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience helping travelers around the world. RoamRight offers travel insurance plans for leisure, business, student and group travelers, taking trips both domestic and abroad.

    About Arch Insurance Company

    Coverage is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company. Not all insurance products or coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Coverage is subject to actual policy language. Arch Insurance Company is licensed to transact business in all U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Executive offices are located at One Liberty Plaza in New York City 10006. Insurance products may be distributed by unaffiliated entities.

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