Pan Pylas, Associated Press Updated 5:11 pm CDT, Sunday, September 22, 2019 FILE - In this May 19, 2016 file photo, a Thomas Cook plane takes off in England. More than 600,000 vacationers who booked through tour operator Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday, wondering if they will be able to get home, as one of the world's oldest and biggest travel companies teetered on the edge of collapse. The debt-laden company, which confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) in funding to avoid going bust, was in talks with shareholders and creditors to stave off failure. (Tim Goode/PA via AP, file) less FILE - In this May 19, 2016 file photo, a Thomas Cook plane takes off in England. More than 600,000 vacationers who booked through tour operator Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday, wondering if they will be able ... more Photo: Tim Goode, AP … [Read more...] about Fate of travel firm Thomas Cook up in the air after talks
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“Do you want insurance?” When you book a flight, you’re likely to get that question from an agent, or to see it beside a digital ‘check’ box you might ignore. And it’s often fine to pass over: Lots of travel insurance is, in fact, either unnecessary or overpriced—or both. But certainly, there are times when travel insurance really is a good idea. Like: Trip-cancellation insurance (TCI): You need it any time you have a prepayment that is larger than you can afford to walk away from if you unexpectedly have to cancel the trip. Trip-interruption insurance (TII, almost always bundled with TCI): You might need it if you’re traveling someplace where having to return home unexpectedly would cost you a lot in extra fares and fees. Medical insurance: You probably need it if your regular health insurance doesn’t cover you adequately when you’re out of the United States. That includes everybody on Medicare plus many others. Medical … [Read more...] about 12 Travel Insurance Gotchas You Need to Know
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Traveling in Hurricane Season: Is it Worth the Risk? Advertisement Supported by Frugal Traveler There are bargains aplenty in hurricane-prone areas, but make sure you have your bases covered in case of a ByElaine Glusac Aug 9, 2019 Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean — and that includes the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and destinations in the Bahamas and Florida — runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Hurricanes can strike at any time, but peak season runs August through October, when the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration says 96 percent of major hurricanes have struck. That period, and extending through November, is also when resorts in the Caribbean, especially, offer rock-bottom rates, enticing budget travelers to risk a storm. Calabash Cove Resort and Spa in St. Lucia currently has … [Read more...] about Traveling in Hurricane Season: Is it Worth the Risk?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | How to Pack a First Aid Kit for Extended International Travel Advertisement Supported by 52 Places We talked to travel health experts and our own 52 Places Travelers to learn what products and medicines should go in your first-aid kit. ByTalya Minsberg May 23, 2019 It’s a question that the two 52 Places Travelers have fielded from readers and colleagues alike: How do you stay healthy when crisscrossing the world for nearly 365 days? And what do you pack in case you get sick? Each location has its own set of challenges, recommended vaccines and access to pharmacies. There’s a thin line between being over- and underprepared, said Rebecca Acosta, the co-founder and executive director of Traveler’s Medical Service. The average globe-trotting traveler does not need I.V. bags and … [Read more...] about How to Pack a First Aid Kit for Extended International Travel
Berlin is a huge multicultural, dynamic, and unique modern metropolis, beloved of many a digital nomad and one of my favourite cities in the world. You may need to take a while for Berlin to really get under your skin or you can fall in love with it in just a matter of seconds. If you’re planning a weekend break in the German capital, here are some of my favourite great ideas on how to spend never-to-be-forgotten 48 hours in hip Berlin… Start your break with breakfast at KRONE, kitchen and coffee Located next door to the world-known Mauerpark, KRONE kitchen & coffee is a friendly place for a leisurely and relaxing start to a new day. The menu includes all manner of breakfast meals featuring amusing names such as Home Sweet Home or Veggie Soul. The majority of the dishes are exclusive and you will not find them in any other cafe in Berlin. KRONE also serves excellent desserts and homemade cakes ideal to be paired with aromatic coffee. Smiling and helpful waiters will … [Read more...] about How to spend a hip 48 hours in Berlin for travel snobs