The International Kitchen: Travel Insurance Recommendations for Your Culinary Vacations
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Travel Protection

The International Kitchen strongly recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to hep protect you and your trip investment. If prior to departure you, a family member traveling with you or a traveling companion needs to cancel, or if during your trip an interruption due ot a covered reason occurs, a travel protection plan will help provide reimbursement for your pre-paid and non-refundable travel arrangements. The protection plan also provides coverage for trip delays, baggage loss or delays, medical expenses, medical evacuation, and more!

For additional information, you can go directly to the TravelEx website or see the TravelEx Travel Select Brochure, the TravelEx Travel Basic Brochure, or the Coverage Highlights to compare the two.

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Travel Protection

Traveling can mean encountering the unexpected, from small inconveniences to truly serious emergencies. Travelex protection plans offer a wide range of coverage and 24/7 travel assistance* to meet the challenges of today's travel and help you relax and enjoy your trip. Here are Travelex's Top 10 reasons to consider the unexpected.

1. “My daughter is too sick to travel.”
Most Travelex plans include trip cancellation/interruption coverage which allows you to cancel or interrupt your trip for a covered sickness or injury and be reimbursed for non-refundable expenses related to your trip, protecting your travel investment.

2. “We were traveling when I suddenly developed chest pains.”
When a medical emergency happens far away from home, you want to ensure you receive adequate medical care and emergency transportation for you if needed to the nearest facility or back home. Many plans also include pre-existing condition coverage when purchase requirements are met.

3. “My employer is downsizing — I'm concerned about losing my job.”
Travelex trip cancellation/interruption benefits protect against involuntary employment termination, layoffs, transfers, allowing you to recover your trip investment if the unthinkable should happen. You must have been continuously employed with the same employer for 1 year prior to the termination or layoff. Not applicable to temporary employment, independent contractors or self-employed persons.

4. “My travel supplier just declared bankruptcy.”
Common carriers with financial difficulties are becoming increasingly common. Purchasing Travelex travel protection provides cancellation coverage due to bankruptcy or financial insolvency of your airline, tour operator or cruise line if you purchased your plan within 21 days (Travel Select) or 15 days (Travel Basic) of the initial trip deposit.

5. “I arrived at my destination but my luggage didn't.”
Whether your bag is lost or merely delayed, you can be reimbursed for the purchase of clothing and personal articles so you can enjoy your vacation.

6. “We missed our connection because of a flight delay.”
Inclement weather and mechanical difficulties may delay arrivals into a connecting city past the departure of the next flight. You may be able to be reimbursed for the unused portion of your trip and for additional accommodations and meals.

7. “A terrorist act has occurred in a city where my flight will be departing.”
Under the Travel Select plan, a terrorist act occurring within 30 days of your scheduled departure date in the departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination are reasons to cancel your trip and protect your investment.

8. “I think my son has an ear infection — how do you say 'ear infection' in Italian?”
Travelex plans include 24-hour travel assistance & concierge services.* Call toll-free to access our travel assistance company to receive advice or get contact information for English-speaking doctors in your area.

9. “My wallet with my credit cards and passport has been stolen.”
Emergency assistance services* will help you to report your lost documents and make arrangements for an emergency cash transfer should it be required.

10. “I won my trip — do you still recommend travel protection?”
If you're not concerned with canceling your trip, you can select the lowest trip cost level to receive all other base plan benefits including medical during your covered trip, baggage, trip delay coverage and more! Some plans even include trip interruption coverage.

For more information about travel protection plans or to enroll, visit: or call 800-228-9792. Please refer to: 13-5015 The International Kitchen.

*Travel Assistance Services provided by the designated service provider as listed in the Description of Coverage. This plan provides insurance coverage for your trip that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. The purchase of this plan is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service offered to you by your travel retailers. This is a partial description of benefits. For a summary of the plan details on coverages, benefits, limitations and exclusions of the insurance plan, please refer to the Description of Coverage. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, OH; NAIC #10952 07.16 1553616