ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Health and safety concerns were at the forefront of travelers’ minds this year. In 2016, more Americans opted to protect their trips, according to leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, which reported an 18% increase in the number of insured travelers from the previous year.
“Over the past year, we saw the impact of concerns about terrorism and Zika virus on traveler behavior, but we did not see Americans stop traveling,” said Squaremouth spokesperson Rachael Taft. “More Americans sought travel insurance for their trips in 2016, and many chose to visit destinations closer to home.”
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Table 1: Average Total Trip Cost for Squaremouth Customers
Methodology: Data is based on travel insurance policies purchased through Squaremouth prior to 12/16/16. Annual numbers are based on policies that were purchased before 12/16 with travel dates during each respective year. Statistics reflect year-over-year changes unless otherwise noted. Travelers who are visiting multiple countries only have to enter one destination when purchasing a policy on Squaremouth.com.
Squaremouth compares travel insurance policies from every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third-party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.
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