Summer Travel Tips From Allianz Global Assistance

With summer and the 2012 Summer Olympics fast approaching, Allianz Travel Insurance has some tips to help make life a little easier for travelers.

Prior to departure, make sure that all traveling members of the family or group have had their proper vaccinations, that all paperwork has been completed and everyone has multiple copies of their passports and other necessary documents.

Travelers should be aware of any newsworthy events taking place at their destination prior to departure, whether sporting events, rallies or strikes, knowing what's happening before hand will make travel a little easier.

If medications are required by any traveling member, be sure they have seen a physician prior to departure and acquired extra medications in case of loss or an emergency.

This summer, the 2012 Olympics will be held in London from July 27 to August 12. The number of visitors expected to visit London during that time is 5.5 million a day. Travelers should be prepared for public  transportation delays, overcrowding and other inconvenience that coud arise wit hush a large influx of people.

During the Summer 2012 Olympics, 203 sporting events will take place with over 10,500 athletes in action. Should ticket holders need to miss an event due to a sudden medical emergency, traffic accident or any other unforeseeable event, the Event Ticket Protector from Allianz Global Assistance USA will be able to refund prepaid, non-refundable tickets.

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