Travel Insurance Protection Newest Addition to Travelocity TotalTrip; Customers Who Book Together and Save Can Now Receive TotalTrip Insurance Protection
Dec 22, 2003
In a move to further meet customer demands, Travelocity(R) today introduces Travel Insurance Protection as another benefit of the "book together and save" TotalTrip(SM) experience. By simply choosing the "Protect Your Trip" option following a TotalTrip flight + hotel booking, customers safeguard themselves and their travel investments from unexpected surprises.
In tandem with National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a member of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), TotalTrip Travel Insurance Protection is designed especially for Travelocity customers. Starting at $26.95 per person, Travel Insurance Protection provides a broad range of coverage, including coverage up to the total cost of a traveler's trip ($2,000 maximum) in the event that a trip is canceled for a covered reason.
"Our customers want to feel confident their travel plans will run smoothly in spite of unforeseen changes that may occur before or during a trip," said Jeff Glueck, vice president, packaging for Travelocity. "With TotalTrip Travel Insurance Protection, we are providing extra value to our customer's overall shopping experience."
Benefits of TotalTrip Travel Insurance Protection include: -- Trip Cancellation/Interruption for up to TotalTrip cost of $2,000 -- Trip Delay ($500) -- Flight Accident Protection ($50,000) -- Medical Expense ($10,000) -- Lost/Stolen Baggage or Personal Effects ($1,500/$500) -- Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation ($25,000) -- 24-hour Worldwide Emergency Travelers Assistance
In addition to TotalTrip Travel Insurance Protection, Travelocity also makes insurance protection available for flights, including coverage for trip cancellation and trip interruption on both domestic and international tickets. International flights are also covered with 24-hour emergency assistance as well as medical and baggage benefits. Prices for flight insurance range from $12.95 to $29.95 per person, depending upon the type of ticket purchased.
Booking together with Travelocity TotalTrip provides significant discounts for consumers versus booking airline tickets and hotel rooms in separate transactions. The technology also offers value-added travel planning and booking tools that give consumers the most flexibility in customizing their trip. Using TotalTrip combined with Travelocity's travel insurance protection programs offers today's travelers a comprehensive booking experience with choice and savings.
In addition to the benefit of being able to insure both the flights and hotel portions of a trip, Travelocity TotalTrip provides several features and enhancements unavailable on any of the other major travel Web sites. These
features mean Travelocity shoppers now have more power to shape a trip unique to their needs and preferences. They include:
-- Hotel Room Choice: Travelocity TotalTrip lets hotel shoppers choose their desired room type, unlike many other travel sites. This choice of hotel rooms allows customers to reserve the room that's right for them. -- Airline Seat Maps: With Travelocity TotalTrip's improved interactive seat maps, you can choose your seat during the booking process. -- Flexible Booking Options: Travelocity TotalTrip gives travelers the option of booking either flights or hotels first. Plus, new hotel functionality lets consumers shop hotels based on preferred neighborhoods. -- Hotel Ratings and Reviews: Travelocity shoppers can get the low-down on a hotel from the professionals at AAA with its prestigious "Diamond" ratings system. They also can tap into the thoughts and opinions of actual travelers who have eaten at its restaurant, tested the hot water in the shower and, most importantly, slept in the bed. About Travelocity
Travelocity, a Sabre Holdings(TM) company, pioneered the online travel space and continues to be the most popular travel service on the Web, giving consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels and cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, and best-in-class car rental companies, all backed by 1,000 customer service representatives staffed to provide 24-hour assistance. With 41 million members, Travelocity is the sixth largest travel agency in the United States. It has been recognized worldwide for its leadership in the online travel space, and it operates or powers Web sites in five languages across four continents. Additional information about Travelocity can be found on the Web at www.travelocity.com .
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Insurance coverage is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., with its principal place of business in New York, N.Y. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. This is a brief description of the coverage available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions.
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