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Celebrity Travel Mishaps: Even Music and Movie Stars Can Benefit from Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Scrolling through the Instagram feeds of famous celebrities might lead to the belief that stars never experience the same travel mishaps that ordinary travelers do. According to TravelInsurance.com, we have more in common with famous jet-setters than we realize, in that celebrities face the same travel troubles that can derail anyone's vacation.

Over the years, unavoidable travel disruptions have affected some of the world's most famous individuals, all of whom could have benefited from a travel insurance plan.

"While celebrities add prestige to an industry where glamour has declined over time, no amount of designer luggage or first-class tickets can prevent common travel woes," said Stan Sandberg, co-founder of TravelInsurance.com. "No matter how much you spend on travel, a travel insurance plan can protect your investment and is generally affordable, whether insuring yourself or an entourage of 10."

Flight Delays

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's international flight was forced to turn around and head home after four hours in the air, not even halfway to their destination. Bella Thorne's plane ran into a fence. Luke Evans got delayed by snow and was stuck in the airport for six hours.

Flight delays can lead to missed connections, missed pre-paid activities, and added costs while travelers await departure. A travel insurance plan, however, can kick in and cover any unexpected expenses incurred due to a covered delay. While some celebrities may have a personal chef in tow or a crash pad available in every city, the rest of us can benefit from having incidentals costs from food to hotel stays paid for in the event of a delay.

Lost Luggage

Celebrities like Liev Schreiber and Matt Damon have talked about their experiences with the lost baggage blues - the "Jason Bourne" star had to borrow a suit for his appearance at the World Economic Forum at Davos when his airline couldn't find his suitcase. And who can forget the unfortunate time when the official airline of the PGA accidently lost some golf clubs - before the big event?

Most travel insurance plans include baggage coverage in the event that personal belongings are lost, stolen or damaged, even for those flying with hand-me-down luggage. Coverage limits in travel insurance plans are typically higher than the coverage limits set by the airlines, however most travel insurance plans have a maximum per article limit which can range from $250 to $1,000 per item.

While this may not be enough for celebrities, who might travel with a single outfit worth that amount, most plans offer an optional upgrade to provide additional coverage for the types of items more likely to be packed by those without a verified Twitter account.

Medical Care

Demi Lovato hurt her ankle in Bali. Nina Dobrev spent one of her holidays in the hospital. And George Clooney crashed his scooter in Italy.

While it's true that the chances of being injured when filming a movie around Lake Como are low for most, it isn't hard to imagine getting sick or injured during an upcoming vacation. Travel health insurance provides coverage for unexpected illness or injury while away from home. While it may be more likely to contract the flu than fall off a performance stage, ensuring proper care while traveling that doesn't break the bank is just as important.

"While some trips are run-of-the-mill weekend getaways, others - like milestone family vacations - require years of saving and planning," continued Sandberg. "Traveling for most people is very different from the glitz and glamour portrayed on the Instagram feeds of our favorite celebrities.

"Things can go wrong, flights can be delayed, luggage can get lost, family members can get sick. Protecting a trip investment if something happens is simply a smart idea. Not only can a travel insurance plan offer financial peace of mind, it can also have your back during medical emergencies."

For more information on travel insurance and travel tips, visit: https://www.TravelInsurance.com.

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Exclusive Travel Site Gives Members Access to Wholesale Prices and Beats Competition Every Time

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Travel Transparency, a private wholesale travel platform, is creating a real buzz in the travel and tourism industry. It guarantees to beat any pricing on major Internet travel sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Kayak, Travelocity, Hotwire and more.

The company's mission is to provide guaranteed lowest pricing on all travel in real-time with complete transparency; and it seems to be working. For four years in a row, the company's technology has been voted "Fastest Growing Travel Company in America" by Inc. Magazine; it has added more than one million users last year; and has saved members more than $40 million dollars since its launch.

Derek Gough, president, Travel Transparency, is a 25-year veteran of the travel industry who has directed close to a billion dollars in sales. He says that "consumers are conditioned to search for discounted travel through major Internet sites."

However, what most people don't realize is that many of these companies are owned by the same parent companies and are subject to restrictions on public pricing.

Travel Transparency provides its members direct access to wholesale travel and guaranteed lowest pricing for all travel including hotels, luxury villas, cruises and more.

In addition to receiving wholesale travel and a best-price guarantee, members also receive reward credits on anything they purchase. These credits can then be used for additional purchases on items such as hotels, airfare, car rentals, activities and gift cards.

So, how does it work? When a person becomes a member of Travel Transparency's private platform, he or she receives access to the industry's widest and most diverse lifestyle experiences and travel benefits. Concierge services are also available to assist with any travel needs.

Ashley Vincenti, Travel Transparency member, said she loves the program. "Last year we took the family to Santa Barbara, CA and not only did we save almost 70 percent, but we used reward credits to do a whale watching excursion which the kids are still talking about."

Another member was thrilled to book a trip to New York City for a New Year's Eve celebration because she saved nearly 50 percent when she compared the cost to what other travel sites offered.

For serious or beginning travelers, Travel Transparency saves time and money and people can feel confident that they have gotten the best deal possible.

"The bottom line is that the consumer profits the most," Gough says. "Today's travelers have options. Whether it's world-class hotels, timeshare resorts, or luxury vacation properties, the reality is that they're all available wholesale with minimal commitment."

For more information, visit: https://www.traveltransparency.com/.

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