The U.S. Travel Insurance Association (UStiA) has launched a new trip-quiz campaign urging travelers to travel safely and to build awareness of the value of travel insurance.
The TRIP Savvy Quiz challenges travelers to find out how much they know about travel health, safety and security. The self-scoring quiz is designed as an educational tool and to heighten awareness of TRIP, a website devoted to educating the public on “Traveling Responsibly, Informed, and Protected,” UStiA says.
Typical questions include: When traveling, how can you protect your identity? Where can you get the best currency exchange rate? How do you recover from jet lag? Should you pack your computer in your checked bags when cruising?
Travel agents are invited to view the quiz at www.trip.ustia.org. An electronic copy of the quiz is also available by emailing [email protected] or by phoning 1.800.224.6164.
The TRIP site also contains more than 100 articles and tips ranging from when to get a Hepatitis A inoculation, to safety when traveling alone and steps for navigating civil unrest.
An initiative of the UStiA, TRIP was created to help empower people to travel safely. The site is a one-stop resource, containing news items, helpful links, quick reader polls and a constantly updated content library searchable by keyword.
Being armed with the latest information provides a level of security and confidence for travelers, as does having travel insurance, advises the UStiA. Travel insurance can help protect clients’ important vacation investment in case they have to cancel or interrupt a trip for reasons such as illness or natural disaster.
In addition to covering situations such as illness and injury when on vacation, or delayed or lost baggage, comprehensive travel insurance also provides a wide range of assistance services, UStiA says. These can include evacuating travelers in cases of emergency, and help with obtaining replacement passports in case of loss or theft while traveling abroad.