From Buying Trip Cancellation Coverage Just Got Easier

    WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 27 /CNW/ -- Recent changes made by many of the
leading Canadian travel insurers have made securing trip cancellation coverage
much easier. The long standing guidelines which mandated buying the insurance
coverage within a requisite 'purchase window,' typically 48 to 72 hours from
your initial trip deposit, have now been removed by many insurance carriers
allowing consumers to purchase right up to the day before departure.

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    "Travel insurance is more than a luxury, it's a necessity," says James
Grace, President and CEO of, Canada's premiere on-line travel
insurance provider. "Protecting yourself, your trip, and your investment
should be easy. This action demonstrates the ability of the travel insurance
providers to meet the buying needs of the travelling Canadian consumer."
    Trip Cancellation policies, both package and stand alone, are becoming
more and more popular in the Canadian marketplace.  "Previously," explains
James, "travellers interested in Trip Cancellation insurance were required to
purchase the policy within 48 to 72 hours of making their first trip payment.
But if you missed the 'purchase window,' you also missed the opportunity to
buy the coverage.  Fortunately, that is no longer the case."
    The new requirements, which vary by company, allow consumers to purchase
up to the day before departure provided that:

    -- the traveller is medically fit and able to travel at the time of
    -- the traveller is unaware of any reason that they, an immediate family
       member, a travel companion, or a travel companion's immediate family
       member would need to seek medical attention
    -- the traveller confirms that they have no knowledge of any event or
       circumstance that would prevent their travel as scheduled.

    Protecting your travels is especially easy with help from allows consumers to review, rate, compare,
analyze and purchase travel insurance from the leading Canadian travel
insurance companies in a completely secure environment. To learn more about
Trip Cancellation Package Policies and other protection plans, visit on-line, or call (800) 551-1337 to speak with one of
InsureMyTrip's expert travel insurance professionals. Licensed customer
service representatives are available seven days a week, M-F 9 A.M.-9 P.M.

    About is an operating entity of IMT Services Corporation, a
privately held company launched in 2000. Featuring insurance comparisons from
the top industry providers, is a unique, one-stop resource
designed to meet consumers' comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a
secure environment. additionally specializes in providing
integrated technology solutions for the travel insurance industry, with over
2,000 private-labeled and co-branded travel-related websites around the globe.
IMT Services Corporation's U.S. headquarters is located in Warwick, RI.

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For further information:

For further information: Vikki Corliss of InsureMyTrip, +1-401-773-9210,; Web Site:

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