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Pandemic Exposes Gaps in Travel Insurance Coverage

NORFOLK, Va. — For many people, travel insurance has been little more than a box that pops up on a booking site to offer some cheap peace of mind. But the coverage’s limitations have been brought into stark relief during …

American Tourist and Guide Kidnapped in Uganda Freed after a ‘Settlement’: Tour Firm

KAMPALA — An American tourist and her guide abducted in Uganda last week were released after a “negotiated settlement” was reached with the kidnappers, the firm that had organized her safari told Reuters on Monday. Amid fears the incident could …

Boeing Max Grounding May Spark Uptick in Travel Insurance Claims

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max airplanes is likely to cause a spike in travel insurance claims, InsureMyTrip said in a press release. “This is a very rare occurrence and we anticipate that travelers affected by this will be filing …

Ebola Beginning to Affect Travel Plans

Travel agents say customers are asking whether it’s safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several …