WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in travel rankings and consumer advice, today announced the best travel insurance companies. With travel interest returning and more consumers starting to plan vacations, purchasing insurance to protect from unforeseen events, trip delays or interruptions and financial insolvency of tour operators or hotels is a high priority for those booking trips, whether planning in the next few months or the next year.
“As vaccine rollouts slowly allow for safe travel, purchasing travel insurance has become a must to protect both expensive, international trips and shorter, domestic excursions,” said Erin Shields, managing editor, travel at U.S. News. “The travel insurance company ratings from U.S. News offer travelers insights into choosing the right travel insurance company for their budget, itinerary and concerns.”
The guide includes overviews of each top-rated insurance provider, plus pros and cons, and information on plan offerings and policy add-ons. The best travel insurance companies offer a variety of options for consumers to choose from and receive high praise from not only industry experts but also everyday travelers. The travel insurance plans from top providers include coverage for things like lost, stolen, damaged and delayed luggage; missed connections; medical and dental issues; emergency evacuation and repatriation; and trip interruption and cancellation, among other benefits.
Many companies have expanded their offerings to include medical coverage and treatment of the insured if they contract COVID-19, and trip cancellation coverage in some cases due to illness or quarantine restrictions. Others offer plans with an optional cancel for any reason benefit, which guarantees coverage for an event not specified in a comprehensive travel plan and allows travelers to recoup a percentage of costs if by the time their trip approaches they’re still not comfortable traveling.
In addition to profiling the best travel insurance companies, U.S. News also analyzed various options to provide a list of companies that offer the cheapest travel insurance plans. With continuing uncertainty in the industry underscoring the importance of insurance, even budget travelers will want to consider their insurance options to protect their vacation investment.These affordable policies offer cost-effective trip cancellation and interruption coverage, among other perks.
Allianz Travel Insurance Travelex Insurance Services World Nomads Travel Insurance AIG Travel Guard Seven Corners, Inc. Generali Global Assistance IMG Travel Insurance AXA Assistance USA Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection HTH Travel Insurance
To find the leading travel insurance companies, U.S. News evaluated ratings and scores from insurance websites, in addition to reviews and recommendations from travel industry sources and consumers. When analyzing companies for the cheapest plans, U.S. News compared quotes for trips to different destinations at a variety of price points to find those that offered the lowest price. Learn more about the methodologies here.
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There have been times throughout the pandemic where Bradley Airport has been extraordinarily quiet and people avoiding travel. Now, though, it appears some people are starting to get more comfortable with traveling and could be ready to escape the cold.
February was a month filled with wintry events. This, coming after nearly a year of quarantine has created a deep desire to get away.
“I need a vacation, and it’s not going to change so you might as well go now,” said Kristina Lawrence of Hartford. “I don’t feel too comfortable but I’m going to go anyway.”
Lawrence isn’t alone. While the CDC recommends against travel, it is allowed and travel agents say they’ve noticed a recent uptick.
“Now that more people are getting vaccinated, people are definitely feeling more comfortable traveling,” says Valeri French, owner of French’s Worldwide Travel in Newington.
Getting shots is arms is a very real factor.
“To me that’s paramount,” said Robert Umunakwe of Wethersfield. “I do want to get vaccinated first before I can feel comfortable enough traveling.”
Another reason French said some of her clients are beginning to feel more comfortable flying is the federal air travel mask mandate.
“People know that when they go on an airplane, everybody will be wearing a mask,” she said.
With the state just days away from entering its next phase of vaccinations, more people could be willing to book spring and summer travel. If you do though, experts have advice.
“Number one, you’ve got to stay flexible. Because the rules can change at any time,” said French.
Domestically, rules vary from state to state and they exist outside the U.S. as well.
“Most of the countries, the Caribbean primarily, they are requiring a negative COVID test to enter,” explained French.
The U.S. also requires a negative test to re-enter the country. That test has to be no more than three days old and if you travel by air, proof of the negative test must be given to the airline before you board your flight.
French also strongly encourages anyone booking spring and summer travel to be sure to include insurance.
Due to an increasing number of police chases that ended in crashes in the city of East Cleveland, Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy has issues a travel advisory. This advisory warning residents of the city as well as those traveling through East Cleveland to use extra caution. Her full statement is below: “Due to the high number of Police chases that have resulted in crashes in the City of East Cleveland over the past several weeks, I feel it is my duty, as an Elected Official as well as a concerned resident of the City of East Cleveland to strongly advise anyone traveling through the City of East Cleveland, proceed with extra caution and remain aware of your surroundings while driving at all times.
“I also implore all residents and those traveling through the City of East Cleveland to please, please obey the traffic laws. If for any reason you are stopped by one of the City’s Police Officers, comply with the Officer’s request. Do not make sudden moves, keep your hands visible and your insurance and license within arm’s reach.
“I want everyone to stay safe during these difficult times.” – Juanita Gowdy
NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The travel and expense management software market are expected to grow by USD 2.85 billion during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and expense management software market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.
The travel and expense management software market will witness a positive impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth increased in 2020 as compared to 2019.
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Major Three Travel And Expense Management Software Market Participants:
Apptricity Corp. operates its business through segments such as Asset solutions, Spend solutions, Field services, and Tracking devices. The company offers Travel and Expense Management Software. The product helps automate how the user enters, reviews, authorizes, approves, and audits their expenses.
Basware Corp. operates its business through the Solutions segment. The company offers Travel and expense manager. The offering helps control the expenses of organizations, alongside services such as error and fraud prevention, faster reporting, and reimbursements.
DATABASICS Inc. operates its business through the Solutions segment. The company offers DATABASICS Expense. The product offers expense report tracking which helps streamline project allocation, accounting integration, and policy enforcement.
Travel And Expense Management Software Market 2020-2024: Segmentation
Travel and expense management software market is segmented as below:
The travel and expense management software market is driven by the increasing mobile workforce. In addition, other factors such as the requirement to reduce employee travel and expense reimbursement frauds are expected to trigger the travel and expense management software market toward witnessing a CAGR of over 12% during the forecast period.
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