Tips for Making Group Travel Easier for Your Guests

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When the whole family travels together, things can quickly become confusing. Here are some tips you can pass along to your guests before they leave for their trip to reduce inconveniences and make their group travel a bit easier.

Make some group decisions before the trip: Guests should discuss what everyone would like to do during the trip, how much they can spend and what they simply can’t live without doing while on vacation. This can make it easier to pack, too, because they’ll have a general idea of what they’ll be doing.

Involve kids in planning: A recent survey conducted by HomeAway showed that kids, or “kidfluencers,” hold more influence over family vacation plans than was generally assumed. When children are included while planning a vacation, they’re more likely to have a good time – and happier kids make for happier adults. Bonus fact: The same survey shows that kids prefer staying at a vacation rental over other accommodations they say the best part is getting their own room or bed.

Know airport and airline regulations:  The TSA is a great resource for details about what can be carried through airport security, including information about traveling with gifts, food and medications. There are also free mobile apps, such as My TSA, that can estimate security line wait times and provide other real time information.

Take advantage of travel insurance features and services:  A travel insurance provider, such as CSA Travel Protection, can offer concierge services to help find activities for your guests and make reservations for activities, shows and golf tee times in advance, in addition to the usual travel insurance coverages. Also, CSA’s Guest Protect travel insurance plan is designed to provide coverage for the entirety of the vacation rental reservation, so guests do not need to worry about purchasing separate plans.

Sometimes just a little extra planning can make a big difference for guests traveling in groups, and they will surely appreciate you looking out for their best interests.

If you’re a vacation rental property manager interested in how travel insurance can lead to more satisfied guests and increased revenue to your bottom line, fill out our partner interest form and we can work with you to build a valuable travel insurance or vacation rental damage protection program.

Travel insurance plans are administered by Customized Services Administrators, Inc., CA Lic. No. 821931, located in San Diego, CA and doing business as CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services.  Plans are available to residents of the U.S. but may not be available in all jurisdictions. Benefits and services are described on a general basis; certain conditions and exclusions apply. Travel Retailers may not be licensed to sell insurance, in all states, and are not authorized to answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of this insurance and cannot evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance.  This plan provides insurance coverage for your trip that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. The purchase of this plan is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service offered to you by your travel retailers. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.  This notice provides general information on CSA’s products and services only. The information contained herein is not part of an insurance policy and may not be used to modify any insurance policy that might be issued. In the event the actual policy forms are inconsistent with any information provided herein, the language of the policy forms shall govern. 

Travel insurance plans are underwritten by: Generali U.S. Branch, New York, NY; NAIC # 11231. Generali US Branch operates under the following names: Generali Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A. (U.S. Branch) in California, Assicurazioni Generali – U.S. Branch in Colorado, Generali U.S. Branch DBA The General Insurance Company of Trieste & Venice in Oregon, and The General Insurance Company of Trieste and Venice – U.S. Branch in Virginia. Generali US Branch is admitted or licensed to do business in all states and the District of Columbia.

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Weathering the Storms—CSA is Here to Help

Hurricane season is upon us and CSA Travel Protection has launched a new online Hurricane Kit Dashboard with easy-to-use tools for many of our partners and their guests to help ease the travel insurance claims process if a mandatory evacuation occurs.

If your property is located in a potential hurricane zone, it’s recommended that you prepare an evacuation plan for your guests and remind them to be ready to leave the accommodations if necessary. CSA partners with vacation rentals in hurricane zones receive our annual Hurricane Kit that helps answer travel insurance questions you and your guests might have during a mandatory evacuation, and can help expedite processing of claims resulting from a mandatory evacuation.

The new online Hurricane Kit Dashboard gives our partners access to a digital version of the kit with forms that are easy to email or print, the ability to order extra materials from the kit, and a new “why buy” travel insurance flyer to help advertise travel insurance to guests during hurricane season.

Thankfully, forecasters predict* fewer hurricanes this season compared to previous years, but that’s no reason to be caught unprepared. All it takes is one hurricane making landfall near your vacation rental for your guests to regret not protecting their trip costs.

As an industry leader and long-time provider of vacation rental insurance and emergency assistance services, our Guest Protect plan can help reduce the negative impacts of mandatory evacuations due to tropical storms and hurricanes on your vacation rental business, can help maintain your customer satisfaction and retention, and is a way to increase revenue to your bottom line.

To learn more about CSA’s Guest Protect Vacation Rental Insurance Plan call us at 800-989-8684 or click here.

*The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University suggests a “below-average probability of United States and Caribbean major hurricane landfall” in 2015.

Travel insurance plans are administered by Customized Services Administrators, Inc., CA Lic. No. 0821931, located in San Diego, CA and doing business as CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services. Plans are available to residents of the U.S. but may not be available in all jurisdictions. Benefits and services are described on a general basis; certain conditions and exclusions apply.

Travel insurance plans are underwritten by: Generali U.S. Branch, New York, NY; NAIC # 11231. Generali US Branch operates under the following names: Generali Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A. (U.S. Branch) in California, Assicurazioni Generali – U.S. Branch in Colorado, Generali U.S. Branch DBA The General Insurance Company of Trieste & Venice in Oregon, and The General Insurance Company of Trieste and Venice – U.S. Branch in Virginia. Generali US Branch is admitted or licensed to do business in all states and the District of Columbia.

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