Flight Delays on the Rise, but Travel Protection with Flight Insurance Can Help

In 2014 more flights were delayed, a greater number of passengers were involuntarily bumped from their flights, and the rate of lost, stolen or delayed bags increased 13 percent from the previous year, according to the Airline Quality Rating 2015 report conducted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Additionally, consumer complaints to the U.S. Department of Transportation about airlines rose 22 percent in 2014.

These types of interrupting events can affect your guests and even impact your business if guests are unable to make it to the rental as scheduled. But, there’s a simple solution. You can offer your customers CSA Travel Protection’s Guest Protect plan which can help take some of the pressure of traveling off their shoulders and is a way to increase revenue to your bottom line.

Reservation cancellations can disrupt your inventory flow and upset guests if they lose their non-refundable payments. The Guest Protect plan can help reinforce your cancellation policy, and, since you offer them the travel insurance plan, you can help save the day!

CSA Travel Protection’s Guest Protect plan includes Baggage, Travel Delay, Trip Interruption and other coverages which could reimburse your insured guests for certain travel-impacting events like those the Airline Quality Rating report suggests are on the rise. More than ever, travelers are in need of a way to protect their trip costs and hedge against unexpected and potentially expensive mishaps that can be covered by travel insurance.

“You handled our claim with such kindness. And you settled it so quickly.  We couldn’t be happier. Sometimes insurance companies get a bad rap. You can be sure we will recommend that our friends always get their trips insured with you. Thank you again.”

-Joan and Royal M. from Andover, MA

Click here to learn more about CSA’s travel insurance and Vacation Rental Damage Protection plans.

Insurance is underwritten by Generali US Branch, New York, New York; NAIC #11231. Generali US Branch operates under the following names: In California: Generali Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (U.S. Branch) In Virginia: The General Insurance Company of Trieste and Venice – U.S. Branch.
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CSA Travel Protection Joins Forces With TripInsuranceZone

Company Offers CSA Travel Protection Travel Insurance Products Through Its Online Store

CSA Travel Protection (CSA), owned by Europ Assistance Group — a global leader in emergency assistance products and services, and TripInsuranceZone, a division of AJM Global, announced today a long-term strategic partnership to offer CSA Travel Protection plans and policies via the TripInsuranceZone.com Travel Insurance Online Store.

“We are very excited to have CSA Travel Protection joining our rapidly growing portfolio of Travel Insurance Plans. This partnership supports our ongoing mission to deliver valuable travel insurance options available to our clients, while providing outstanding customer service, ease of user experience, and optimal performance,” said Mariya Frayman, president of AJM Global.

TripInsuranceZone.com customers can choose from CSA Travel Protection’s Freestyle and Freestyle Luxe Plans, which provide sound insurance coverage and assistance services. The Freestyle and Freestyle Luxe Plans provide coverage for travelers, their personal belongings, as well as many non-refundable trip costs. Both plans offer coverages that include Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage and Baggage Delay, and Emergency Medical and Dental coverage.

The Freestyle and Freestyle Luxe Plans also encompass an array of services including 24-hour Emergency Assistance and On Demand Medical Care, which provide travelers with access to on-call physicians, medical advice and physician referrals, should they become sick or injured while on a covered trip. The Freestyle Luxe Plan also offers Trip Cancellation for Any Reason, an optional upgrade that provides coverage up to 75 percent of non-refundable trip costs. Trip Cancellation for Any Reason coverage is available for an additional 50 percent of the plan cost.

“We bring decades of experience, award winning customer service and quality travel protection and emergency services to TripInsuranceZone.com,” said Bob Chambers, vice president of Operations at CSA Travel Protection. “We look forward to being a part of TripInsuranceZone’s bright future.”

CSA has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and offers a 10-day free look on all of its plans (30-day for residents of Indiana) as long as they have not incurred any covered expenses and haven’t left for their trip; customers can cancel their coverage and get a full refund of their plan cost if they aren’t completely satisfied.

Travelers can review their state-specific Description of Coverage/Insurance Policy at www.csatravelprotection.com/certpolicy.do prior to purchasing coverage to ensure they have a complete understanding of the coverages and services provided with each plan. As with any insurance plan, certain conditions and exclusions do apply.

About TripInsuranceZone 
TripInsuranceZone is an online Division of AJM Global Corporation. TripInsuranceZone compares travel insurance products from most major insurance providers in the United States. Using its unique proprietary engine, travelers are able to research, quote, compare and purchase travel insurance. The team’s expertise is available to each customer throughout every step of the process.

About CSA Travel Protection
CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group company, is dedicated to providing valuable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers’ vacation investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. With over 20 years of experience, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and by offering products and services to meet their needs. Through award-winning customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way.

Insurance is underwritten by Generali US Branch, New York, New York; NAIC #11231. Generali US Branch operates under the following names: In California: Generali Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (U.S. Branch) In Virginia: The General Insurance Company of Trieste and Venice – U.S. Branch.

Top Botanical Gardens to Visit

Claude Monet’s House and Gardens in France is truly a painting-worthy masterpiece, making it one of the best botanical gardens to visit.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first quarter of 2015 is the warmest on record since 1880, when record keeping started. The snow has melted and the sun has been shining in many parts of the world, making for some spectacular botanical gardens to visit.

If you’ve been dreaming of visiting some of the world’s most exceptional botanical gardens, then here are a few places to consider before making your travel plans:

1.     Claude Monet’s House and Gardens, Giverny, Normandy, France

2.     Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

3.     Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, United States

No matter where you decide to go, you should consider travel insurance from a reputable provider such as CSA Travel Protection.

Whether you’re on another continent or in your hometown botanical garden, be sure to stop and smell the roses or local blooms. After all, it has been suggested that appreciating the good things in life can help lead to happiness.

Insurance is underwritten by Generali US Branch, New York, New York; NAIC #11231. Generali US Branch operates under the following names: In California: Generali Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (U.S. Branch) In Virginia: The General Insurance Company of Trieste and Venice – U.S. Branch.