Wishing You Happy & Safe Holiday Travel

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This Thanksgiving season 46.9 million Americans will be on the move, and whether you’re dashing through the snow or cuddled in front of the fire, CSA Travel Protection can be there to support you in your travels.

More than 25 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, the highest number in the last eight years, according to the Airlines for America industry trade group. That averages out to an additional 65,000 passengers per day compared to the same time last year. The airlines are adding capacity to be ready for the spike, but you might rest easier during this busy travel time if you have travel insurance backing you up.

We wish you happy and safe holiday travels and a season with fewer hassles. CSA’s travel insurance plans might just help bring those wishes to life, if Santa doesn’t beat us to it.

If you don’t have coverage for an upcoming holiday trip, it’s not too late!

About CSA

CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group company, is dedicated to providing valuable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers’ vacation investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. With over 20 years of experience, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and by offering products and services to meet their needs. Through award-winning customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way, whenever and wherever they are needed.

Travel insurance plans are administered by Customized Services Administrators, Inc., CA Lic. No. 0821931, located in San Diego, CA and doing business as CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services.  Plans are available to residents of the U.S. but may not be available in all jurisdictions.  Benefits and services are described on a general basis; certain conditions and exclusions apply.

Travel insurance plans are underwritten by: Generali U.S. Branch, New York, NY; NAIC # 11231. Generali US Branch operates under the following names: Generali Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A. (U.S. Branch) in California, Assicurazioni Generali – U.S. Branch in Colorado, Generali U.S. Branch DBA The General Insurance Company of Trieste & Venice in Oregon, and The General Insurance Company of Trieste and Venice – U.S. Branch in Virginia. Generali US Branch is admitted or licensed to do business in all states and the District of Columbia.

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CSA Travel Protection Announces Protect&Go™ Plan Available Through TripInsuranceZone.com

Continuing its long-term strategic partnership, CSA Travel Protection (CSA), owned by Europ Assistance Group—a global leader in emergency assistance products and services, and TripInsuranceZone.com, a division of AJM Global, unveiled today that CSA Travel Protection’s Protect&Go™ plan is now available through the TripInsuranceZone.com Travel Insurance Online Store.

New from CSA Travel Protection this fall, the Protect&Go plan is designed for travelers who are committed to going on their trips no matter what, yet may still be interested in purchasing valuable coverages and assistance services at a lesser cost.

This plan includes a wide range of post-departure benefits, including Baggage Coverage, Travel Delay, Trip Interruption, Medical and Dental Coverage, and Emergency Assistance and Transportation at lower price points compared to plans that include Trip Cancellation coverage.

“We offer the best travel insurance products and services and excellent customer service,” said Bob Chambers, vice president of operations at CSA Travel Protection. “We’re always looking for ways to make travel insurance valuable and practical for our customers, and our new Protect&Go plan is an ideal solution for travelers who are certain they won’t cancel their trips.”

“We’re honored to be the first online comparison site offering CSA’s Protect&Go™ plan,” said Mariya Frayman, president of TripInsuranceZone.com. “It gives a more economical travel insurance option to our customers from a name they can trust.”

In addition to Protect&Go, TripInsuranceZone.com customers can choose from CSA Travel Protection’s Freestyle and Freestyle Luxe Plans, which provide sound insurance coverage and assistance services. The Freestyle and Freestyle Luxe Plans provide coverage for travelers, their personal belongings, as well as many non-refundable trip costs. Both plans offer coverages that include Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage and Baggage Delay, and Medical and Dental coverage.

The Freestyle and Freestyle Luxe Plans also encompass an array of services including 24-hour Emergency Assistance and On Demand Medical Care, which provide travelers with access to on-call physicians, medical advice and physician referrals, should they become sick or injured while on a covered trip. The Freestyle Luxe Plan also offers Trip Cancellation for Any Reason, an optional upgrade that provides coverage up to 75 percent of non-refundable trip costs. Trip Cancellation for Any Reason coverage is available (except in the state of New York) for an additional 50 percent of the plan cost.

About TripInsuranceZone.com

TripInsuranceZone.com is an online Division of AJM Global Corporation. TripInsuranceZone.com compares travel insurance products from all major insurance providers in the United States.  Using its unique proprietary engine, travelers are able to research, quote, compare and purchase travel insurance that fits their needs best. The team’s expertise is available to each customer throughout every step of the process.

About CSA Travel Protection

CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group company, is dedicated to providing valuable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers’ vacation investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. With over 20 years of experience, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and offering products and services to meet their needs. Through award-winning customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way.

CSA Travel Protection Takes Home Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Award

CSA Travel Protection (CSA) owned by Europ Assistance Group, a global leader in assistance and insurance products and services, today unveiled that its Agent University program was named a 2015 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Online Travel Services: Education Program category.

In August 2014, CSA Travel Protection kicked off a new education program for travel agents called CSA University. This program provides product and sales training for complex, heavily regulated travel insurance products, in a quick and easy-to-understand way.

“I would like to thank the CSA agent university training team and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Bob Chambers, vice president of operations. “With decades of travel insurance expertise under our belts, this is just another example of how CSA leads the way when it comes to customer and partner relations.”

With entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

The Magellan awards is the premier awards program honoring a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies. The Magellan is the award to win if you are in the business of travel.

“The creativity that travel industry marketers and designers display to inspire travel and enhance the travel experience continues to impress our expert judges and readers,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “This year’s winners continue to raise the bar, establishing themselves as not just the most talented and creative people in the travel industry but among the most creative and talented of any industry.”

The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry.   In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly. To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all.

For a complete list of silver and gold winners, please visit www.travelweeklyawards.com.

About CSA Travel Protection

CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group company, is dedicated to providing valuable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers’ vacation investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. With over 20 years of experience, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and offering products and services to meet their needs. Through award-winning customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way.

Travel insurance plans are administered by Customized Services Administrators, Inc., CA Lic. No. 0821931, located in San Diego, CA and doing business as CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services.  Plans are available to residents of the U.S. but may not be available in all jurisdictions.  Benefits and services are described on a general basis; certain conditions and exclusions apply.

CSA Travel Protection Offers Free Assistance Services to U.S. Travelers Hit by Hurricane Joaquin

CSA Travel Protection (CSA), owned by Europ Assistance Group—a global leader in emergency assistance products and services, announced today that Europ Assistance will offer help to all U.S. travelers and their families impacted by Hurricane Joaquin for free by making available its travel and medical assistance services.

Free services include flight and hotel booking, medical and legal referral, traveling companion assistance, emergency cash transfer and interpretation/translation services. Anyone seeking help can reach the assistance centers directly by calling (855) 806-1090.

In addition to offering free assistance services through their sister company, CSA has compiled a list of resources that are available for travelers during hurricane season.

1.     Weather forecasts: Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service;

2.     Hurricane preparedness guides and tips: National Weather Service: National Hurricane CenterReady.govFEMAand CSA’s FAQ & Hurricane Tips;

3.     State emergency response team sites like Florida’s;

Travelers should consider consulting their travel agent, vacation rental owners, hotel management or travel insurance providers for additional resources. These resources can be used as a guide for preparing for a hurricane. Most importantly, travelers are urged to use common sense in an emergency situation. It’s impossible to predict when a hurricane will occur and the outcome, even when all precautionary measures have been taken. However, travelers should know what resources they have available to them.

About CSA Travel Protection

CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group company, is dedicated to providing valuable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers’ vacation investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. With over 20 years of experience, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and by offering products and services to meet their needs. Through award-winning customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way.