It’s peak season for travel insurance claims — that time of year when vacationers are sending their reimbursement requests for their ill-fated summer getaways. If you’re one of the unlucky travelers who are about to file a claim, be careful to not make one of several common travel insurance claim mistakes. They can potentially lead to a rejection of your claim.
Insurance companies don’t report their claim denial rates. Insiders say they are somewhere between 2% and 5%.
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When Samuel Zaretsky needed to pick up train tickets in Manhattan, he faced a common dilemma for a busy professional: Where to find the time? Wouldn’t it be nice if he had his own concierge who could take care of the 50-minute roundtrip drive to the ticket office?
It turns out he did have a concierge.
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The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia may have just discovered the secret to running a better hotel. After a nine-month renovation that saw the property adopt a patented new room design and multi-use lobby spaces, it added two amenities that are practically invisible but critically important: faster hotel internet and more power outlets. Lots of power outlets.
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A moment of silence for the American vacation, please. If it is not dead, it’s well on its way to extinction, according to troubling new research. Long vacations are out, and short vacations called microcations are in.
Most Americans (57%) took leisure trips of no more than four nights in the past year, according to the study by Allianz Global Assistance. The younger you are, the likelier you are to take a short vacation. In a separate study, the travel insurance company found that just over half of Americans have not taken a week-long vacation in more than a year.
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The world’s worst travel fee may be history.
Mandatory resort fees, which can add hundreds of dollars to the cost of your hotel stay, could disappear if a lawsuit filed this week by the District of Columbia’s Attorney General is successful.
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