September 8. Generali Global Assistance (GGA) has enhanced its Hurricane Resources Center by adding new hurricane-related information and communication tools for use by its travel insurance and vacation rental protection partners. The updated resource center includes information kits to help partners prepare for and deal with a hurricane or tropical storm should it impact their travelers or rental properties. In addition, GGA regularly updates its Travel Insurance Alerts page to keep its members informed as tropical storms escalate into hurricanes.
As the U.S. enters the peak of hurricane season, Generali Global Assistance reminds travelers to keep the following information in mind:
- Always travel with a downloaded or hard copy of your description of coverage/policy so you can contact the insurer, even if you don’t have Internet access.
- Since advanced warning about hurricanes is not always guaranteed, keep up to date on the latest information about possible storms before and during your trip.
- If your vacation destination is in a common hurricane zone, learn how to prepare for an emergency if need be. FEMA has created a website that describes how travelers can prepare in case this type of unexpected situation arises.
- Hurricanes and adverse weather can disrupt flights and separate you from your baggage. You can minimize this inconvenience by packing necessities in your carry-on bags.
It is important to keep in mind that vacation home rentals in popular coastal locations are also impacted by severe weather events. Once a hurricane is named or its travel disruption becomes public knowledge, the event is considered foreseeable, meaning an insurance plan can no longer be purchased to cover related losses.
Source: Insider Travel Report