MIAMI, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2010, the Eastern Hemisphere has been hit by 31 hurricanes, causing trip interruptions, cancellations and delays for travelers. APRIL Travel Protection (www.AprilTravelProtection.com) offers advice for those traveling during the unpredictable season where a storm's severity can only be foreseen a day or two prior to landfall.
Hurricane season stretches from June through November and peaks in September, coinciding with summer vacation plans. Despite the possibility of hurricanes, resorts and airlines typically offer the best rates in September and the weather that time of year can't be beat.
Consumers traveling throughout hurricane season should not be discouraged. Instead, they should plan accordingly, as recommended by Jason Schreier, CEO of APRIL-USA, the newly launched U.S. division of 26-year-old global insurance giant APRIL Travel Protection, which is changing American's perception of travel insurance.
"While private bungalows perched on stilts above water may provide romantic ambiance, high-rise hotels are built to withstand hurricane force winds, giving peace of mind should one encounter a hurricane on vacation," said Schreier.
"Travelers may opt for an island outside of the traditional hurricane belt, such as Aruba or Grenada, but weather can be unpredictable and even the southernmost Caribbean destinations are not immune," noted Schreier. "That's why it's always important to protect one's travel investment," he explained.
That's where APRIL's groundbreaking "Stress Less Benefits" come in. The feature, included in every policy, provides instant judication which means that APRIL pays to resolve consumers' problems on-the-spot for most covered benefits while the vacationer is still traveling.
Addressing a wide range of inconveniences that can't be predicted in advance, including tropical storms and hurricanes, Stress Less Benefits provide peace of mind and make planning a trip worry-free for travelers.
APRIL also recommends upgrading to Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage, which allows policyholders to cancel even if their destination is not certain to be hit.
APRIL Travel Protection is owned by APRIL, an international group with 45 operational companies in more than 40 different countries and annual sales exceeding $1.1 billion. April is supported by American Modern Insurance Group as its preferred underwriter. American Modern is an AM Best A+ rated carrier, and part of Munch Re (US operations).
SOURCE APRIL Travel Protection