While travel insurance may be something you previously overlooked during the trip-planning process (and probably won’t anymore, as we all watch the COVID-19 pandemic change life as we know it), it has become more important than ever to consider purchasing an insurance policy. Some travel insurance companies offer policies that allow you to “cancel for any reason,” which often cost a lot more than standard policies but can be extremely helpful when sticky situations arise. Here are a few things to know about such insurance policies.
They’re different from normal cancellation plans. Most travel insurance plans cover unexpected cancellations for various reasons, like natural disasters or political unrest, but these only apply when you purchase the policy before the event is a known potential threat. However, with insurance that lets you cancel for any reason, the policy can be purchased even after the event is well-known.
There are booking conditions. Also known as “CFAR,” insurance that allows you to cancel for any reason typically must be acquired within 7 to 21 days of the day you make your travel booking.
CFAR insurance costs (a lot) more. Upgrading to CFAR insurance usually costs about 5 to 10 percent of the total cost of your trip. Depending on the total cost of your trip, of course, policies can add hundreds of dollars to your vacation. Prices also vary due to age: Policies for older travelers cost more than those for younger travelers. Policies can be purchased through insurance providers like AAA or Allianz or travel insurance-specific sites like TravelInsurance.com and Squaremouth, the latter of which lets you compare plans from multiple providers.
Florida is known for its year-round warm weather, which means locals miss out on a true winter experience — snow. All is about to change with the opening of Florida’s first snow amusement park, Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park. The winter park will bring all the fun of winter activities without the freezing cold temperatures.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
Dutch hotel brand citizenM hosts its first-ever Black Friday sale, launching Nov. 18 and running through Dec. 1. Those booking during this time receive 30 percent off stays Nov. 19, 2020–Oct. 31, 2021. The offer is available at all citizenM hotels worldwide, including the U.S. properties: New York Times Square, New York Bowery, Boston North Station, Seattle South Lake Union and Washington, D.C. Capitol.
Great Wolf Lodge welcomes guests back to its massive indoor waterpark and resort, but with all the precautions a 2020 group trip entails. Get the family and friends together for a group celebration — all while taking advantage of Great Wolf Lodge’s new Own the Park! offer.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
In celebration of golf’s final major of the year, Royal Albartross is giving away a one-of-a-kind pair of men’s Saxon White golf shoes. The shoes depict imagery associated with Augusta National Golf Club, painted by Caitlin Fielder. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.