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Traveling This Summer? Travel Insurance Can Cover Any Vacation Emergency

Anyone traveling this summer should be prepared to make sure that they have a fun and worry-free trip. When traveling abroad, lots of problems can occur that could spoil a vacation. You can’t eliminate every possible problem, but there are ways to avoid emergencies and plan for the occasional problem. Investing in travel insurance is the best preparation you can have for emergencies that occur while traveling.

If you purchase a travel insurance policy before your trip you can feel confident that you are covered for emergencies and do not have to worry about the financial impacts of problems during the trip. Every travel insurance policy provides some form of emergency services to policyholders. These emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All you have to do is call the number they provide to get a translator, help finding a doctor, medical evacuation, or even new travel arrangements. Travel Insurance Companies can provide help for any number of situations. You will also find translators that can assist you in almost any country in the world. They can help you contact local rescue services or help get you to a medical center. You will find this especially valuable if you are traveling to remote locations.

Summer travelers should be prepared for an increased risk of theft while traveling. Tourists make a very attractive target for criminals, because they often carry a large amount of cash. If your cash, credit cards, or passport is stolen, it is very important that you report it as soon as possible. You will need proper travel documentation and IDs to be able to get home – without them, you may not even be able to board your flight, or cross the border into another country. Keep your contact information for your insurance company separate so that you can reach them for help. The 24-hour hot line can help direct you on where to go to get a new passport, and how to document the theft so that you can make a claim.

Travel insurance provides a protection, in case you find yourself in a difficult situation during a trip. Compare travel insurance and you will find that some travel insurance plans also cover medical evacuation and other expenses that can be financially taxing on travelers. Buying travel insurance is a smart investment because of the many benefits it can provide, including: coverage for lost baggage, coverage for hotel in the event that a flight is delayed or cancelled, medical coverage for personal injury, and theft.

A trip insurance policy will provide financial compensation for an emergency that causes a loss. Typical trip insurance plans cover losses from medical bills, flight cancellation, emergency evacuation, and loss of your personal belongings or baggage. You can also increase the levels of coverage provided by buying a better plan.

To make sure that you get the best emergency services. Buy travel insurance from TripInsurance.com. They have become the low price leader in packaged travel insurance plans from the leading travel insurance companies. All their plans have 24 hour assistance to help you out of all sorts of difficult situations while traveling abroad.

Travel Guide to Commonwealth games in Delhi 2010

Going for Commonwealth Game in Delhi in 2010? Below is the short guide of popular hotel, travel tips to Delhi and recommended sightseeing and excursion in Delhi for your Commonwealth game which commenced from 3 October to 14 October.

 As there will be people around the world coming to Delhi for the games, it is better to book hotel as early as possible. If you are lucky, you might even get hotel deals and promotion for the popular hotels in Delhi (sometimes it can be quite a bargain). As making calls to overseas might be expensive, it is recommended to use phone card or calling card to make the calls.

 Popular Luxury Hotels in Delhi:

Taj Palace (5 star)

Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Oberoi Hotel (5 star)

Oberoi Hotel New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Orchid Hotel (5 star)

Orchid Hotel New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Imperial Hotel (5 star)

Imperial Hotel New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Crowne Plaza Hotel New Delhi (5 star)

Crowne Plaza Hotel New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

 For budget hunter, below are the top favourite budget hotels:

Hotel Pearl Plaza New Delhi (2 star)

Hotel Pearl Plaza New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Bajaj Indian Home Stay New Delhi (3 star)

Bajaj Indian Home Stay New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Shanti Home (4 star)

Shanti Home New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Hotel Delhi City Centre New Delhi (2 star)

Hotel Delhi City Centre New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Raunak Plaza Hotel New Delhi (3 star)

Raunak Plaza Hotel New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

Hotel Star Paradise (3 star)

Hotel Star Paradise New Delhi (www.discountworldhotel.com)

 Where to go and what to see in Delhi:

– Humayun’s Tomb (old Delhi) – famous landmark of Delhi with amazing architect and is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site

Humayun Tomb@ flickr.com by eenar_6

– Jami Masjid (old Delhi) – India oldest Masjid with amazing view

– Lodi Gardens – tranquil retreat from city

@ flickr.com by Dave 'Coconuts' Kleinschmidt

– Qutab Minar – The first monument build by Muslim ruler in India and the world tallest brick miranet

– Fabindia – retail shop selling handicraft made in rural India

– Crafts Museum – collection of many varieties of Indian handicrafts and making of the crafts itself from the expert

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Travel and Packing tips

Important general tips

1.      Always buy your tickets online because online tickets are cheaper (as it doesn’t include the agents’ commission) and you can easily compare the prices offered by different airlines

2.       Plan your journey and book tickets months in advance that could save a lot on money. However, there is also last minute air travel deals that can be found in some website online.

3.      Always read about the weather, history and people of the place you are traveling to that could really make you comfortable.

4.       Possibly, carry along a credit card because most credit card company offers cheap interest rates and easy repayments on international transactions. Make sure with your company about the transaction rate.

5.      Always carry more travelers’ cheque rather than cash money because it is safer and easily exchangeable at most of the banks.

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