Hurricane season in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans take place each year from June through November (peaking in late August to mid-October).
The unpredictable weather that September and October can bring means that there are some great deals out there for travelers who are willing to take their chances.
If you do decide to travel this time of year it pays to be prepared.
Flights can be disrupted and can cause you to be separated from your baggage so it pays to pack necessities in your carry-on such as any medication you need, phone chargers or any other essentials.
Look into travel insurance and make sure you know exactly what is or isn’t covered during a weather-related event. A travel insurance plan may help to recover some or all of your costs in weather-related incidents. A good travel agent can explain and recommend policies that best match your needs.
Types of insurance available include:
- Medical Insurance
- Emergency Evacuation
- Accidental Death & Dismemberment
- Travel Protection
- Baggage Protection
Confirm cancellation and refund policies. It a pays to find out how your airline, cruise, lodging, and activity providers, handle different situations.
Make an emergency plan. It’s always a great idea to have a plan in place, whether traveling alone or in a group, so that you know what to do in an emergency. Simple things like knowing where to meet up if separated, accessible contact numbers and emergency funds can help on any trip.
Choose well-respected travel providers. A well-connected travel agent and a reputable hotel company can make a big difference in how a traveler is treated. This is especially true in an emergency.
SMA Tours helps take the worry and hassle out of travel. It’s not just about finding the best deals. We make sure you get the most out of your trip, answer your questions, and work to ensure it exceeds your expectations. More importantly, we are there when you need us most to calmly handle the unexpected.
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, domestically or internationally, medical emergencies happen when you least expect it. There’s nothing as comprehensive as an AirMed membership to get you or your loved ones home in your time of need.