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Travel Insurance: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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To Buy or Not to Buy? That is the Question!

We are living in some challenging times, to say the least. Maybe you routinely skip over that box asking you if you wanted to protect your trip with travel insurance, however, it may be time to give it a second look. With the uncertainty that is facing much of the world with COVID – 19, travel insurance is quickly becoming a hot commodity. Read on to find out what to look for, and what to avoid in good coverage.

Read That Fine Print

There is always plenty to read in the fine print of any insurance policy, travel insurance is no different. Now we all know that insurance companies do not remain profitable by paying out claims, but you want to stay away from companies with highly restrictive underwriting. How do you do that? It’s pretty simple really. Look for companies with more lenient reimbursement policies. Here are some things you will want to see:

  • Cancel for Any Reason
  • Personal or Family Illness
  • Trip Cancellation or Disruption
  • Emergency Medical Care / Transportation

These are just a few of the many circumstances that may be listed under your coverage, but do make sure you read the policy to make sure it will suit your travel needs. For example, you deciding to cancel your trip a week out because you feel like the weather may be bad is not trip cancellation. If a tour operator or an airline has canceled – that is trip cancellation. See the difference? BUT, if you have a Cancel for Any Reason policy, you are good to go. Cancel for any reason policies are going to be about 40% more expensive, but well worth the cost and peace of mind in today’s current climate. They do exactly what they say – reimburse you regardless of the reason. These policies can reimburse you up to 75% of travel costs. Cheaper policies won’t cover travel plans if you cancel by choice (even if the choice was a good one) again, these are things you will need to consider before you buy. You will get what you pay for.

Does Travel Insurance Cover COVID – 19 Issues?

Well, it can. Many travel insurance companies are altering their coverage parameters in this unprecedented time. But buyer beware, COVID – 19 related travel issues generally will not fall under the “unforeseen circumstance” umbrella anymore. Once the disease became so widespread that it evolved into a pandemic, it was no longer unforeseen. That doesn’t mean that it won’t be covered, but it does mean you need to understand the policy you are buying, the time frames for cancellation and cancellation reasons. Make sure you are asking the right questions about coverage so you don’t encounter any issues should you need to cancel a trip, despite the reason.

Corporate and Group Travel Partners

If your job involves a lot of group travel execution, this is a great time to reach out to some of your travel partners to recommend some good travel insurance. People that work in the travel and transportation industry will generally know reputable carriers. Turn to your travel and transportation industry leaders to see if they currently partner with a company that can cover your individual, group or executive travel plans. Who better to trust than people you already partner with?

The travel landscape is radically changing. Whether it’s that vacation you’ve been waiting for all year, or resuming those business trips that have been put on hold, travel insurance may just be the little bit of security that we are all looking for right now.

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Red Rocks Announces 2017 Concert Schedule

With Summer fast approaching, the official calendar for Red Rocks is taking shape. Don’t worry there are many more announcements to come, but here is a list of concerts this summer! Get your tickets here.

Red Rocks

 

Red Rocks 2017 lineup:

Jan. 27: Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks featuring Zedd with Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals and Lil Dicky

April 19: Method Man and Redman, Flatbush Zombies

April 29: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Medeski Martin and Wood

May 5: Dada Land Before Time featuring Dada Life and additional acts to be announced

May 11: Opeth and Gojira

May 12: Bonobo and Nick Murphy (previously known as Chet Faker)

May 20: Global Dub Festival 2017 featuring Flux Pavilion

May 21: Elephant Revival

May 27-28: Odesza (SOLD OUT)

May 29-30: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

May 31: Trey Anastasio Band with Vulfpeck

June 1: Chromeo and Rufus Du Sol with D.R.A.M., Hayden James

June 2: The Motet and Jurassic 5

June 4: John Prine with Kacey Musgraves

June 6: Celtic Woman: “Voices of Angels”

June 9: BoomBox and Nahko and Medicine for the People

June 10: Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Collective Soul

June 11: Marshmello

June 13: Chicago and the Doobie Brothers

June 14: Norah Jones

June 17: DJ Gramatik

June 30-July 2: Umphrey’s McGee

July 3: Zeds Dead

July 10: An Evening with Santana

July 25: 2CELLOS

Aug. 2: The Head and the Heart with Grouplove

Aug. 28: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Sept. 4: Foreigner and Cheap Trick

Sept. 23: Greensky Bluegrass with Fruition

Oct. 6: Snails and Nghtmre

Book chauffeured transportation with Hermes Worldwide this Super Bowl Sunday

This Sunday, upwards of approximately 110 million people across the United States are expected to watch the Super Bowl. If you are going to be one of the very lucky individuals who will be attending this game live in New Orleans, then it’s no secret to you that the stadium is going to be absolutely packed.

If you don’t want crowds to ruin this once-in-a-lifetime event, then make sure to do some planning. Consider booking chauffeured transportation to get you to and from the game. Hermes chauffeurs are some of the best in the industry and will help ensure that your ride isn’t stressful, but enjoyable.

Don’t worry about being late

Nothing is worse waiting for friends to drive over to get you. Hermes chauffeurs are known for their punctuality, so regardless of whether you want to be picked up at a house or a hotel, you can take comfort in the fact that you’ll get to the stadium with plenty of time to spare before kickoff, so you can enjoy all the tailgating activities.

Enjoy the ride over

Are you going to watch the Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers with a group of your closest friends? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Hermes is equipped with a fleet of sophisticated vehicles, like luxury SUVs, which can accommodate multiple people in a comfortable setting.

If you are meeting your buddies at the stadium, Hermes chauffeurs will pick you up in a spacious sedan. Whether you are riding over to the site of the biggest football game of the year by yourself or in a group, our spacious and comfortable cars will help guarantee your ride is enjoyable.

Forget about finding a parking spot

Can you even begin to imagine how much of a headache it will be to find a parking spot at or anywhere near the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday? Don’t stress yourself trying to find a place to park your car – instead let Hermes’s door-to-door service drop you off wherever you need to be.

Have the time of your life

If you are planning on enjoying a few drinks, you shouldn’t be driving home. Let one of the chauffeurs at Hermes be your designated driver. Going to the Super Bowl is an experience that you will never forget, and the last thing that you want to be thinking about is drinking water instead of a beer or liquor of your choice.

Don’t ride with just anyone

Sure, you could always get to the stadium with your friend (who has a penchant for driving too fast) or take a cab (with drivers who don’t know where they are going), but are you really going to feel comfortable riding with individuals who aren’t always safe behind the wheel?

Hermes chauffeurs not only know how to drive in rain or shine: All of them undergo state and federal criminal background checks and random drug screenings. But, that’s not all. Before they are hired, these chauffeurs are required to provide a five-year motor vehicle history check to ensure that they have a clean driving record. Can you say your cab driver has to submit to the these rigorous requirements?

Contact Hermes to learn more

If you want to learn more about how Hermes can help ensure that you get the best out of your Super Bowl experience, don’t wait another minute. Contact this world-renowned company by calling us toll free at 877-777-9890. You can also learn more about booking a luxury sedan or SUV by sending an email to reserve@hermesworldwide.com or clicking here.