Travel Insurance Advisory: El Niño Predicted to Severely Impact Winter Travel Plans

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With winter just beginning, TravelInsurance.com reminds travelers to stay protected as Pacific weather phenomenon weighs on the season ahead with warm weather in the northeast and flash flooding on the west coast.

Cited as the most powerful El Niño in 50 years by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this year's winter forecast is predicted to have a strong effect across the entire Western Hemisphere and as a result, may severely impact winter travel plans. With winter just beginning and El Niño still packing plenty of punch, leading travel insurance comparison website TravelInsurance.com urges consumers to be proactive and purchase trip insurance to protect their investment in seasonal travel.

The impact of El Niño on seasonal travel by region includes:

  • Above average rainfall to the Pacific Coast and further inland, bringing heavy rain storms and flash flood warnings from San Francisco south to San Diego
  • Sparse snow on slopes in the Pacific Northwest where it is expected to be drier and warmer than usual
  • Above average temperatures in the Northeast with increased precipitation
  • Below average temperatures expected in the Southeast with heavy precipitation levels
  • Flooding and extreme weather predicted around the globe with South America, Europe, Mexico and Australia all expected to see impact

"El Niño is forecasted to be impactful through much of winter ahead, so any traveler runs a risk their plans may not work out as anticipated," notes Stan Sandberg, Co-Founder of TravelInsurance.com. "Travel insurance is designed to protect travelers from unforeseen or unexpected situations, with a wide variety of coverage options for all sorts of predicaments. We always recommend buying a policy with weather-related coverage as soon as you've purchased travel."

With a new website design, TravelInsurance.com is the most convenient destination on the web for travelers to research, price and purchase travel insurance coverage to suit their particular needs. TravelInsurance.com specializes in helping clients find the appropriate travel insurance policy that meets their needs and fits their budget. It takes only a few minutes to discover which insurance company offers reasonable prices and the best possible protection. Consumers can buy directly and securely through the website and/or their mobile phone and receive their policy via email within minutes.

For more information or to purchase travel insurance policies, visit TravelInsurance.com.

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About TravelInsurance.com
TravelInsurance.com helps to simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online or over the phone. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings, LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry, TravelInsurance.com offers for a wide selection of plans, secures every purchase with high-grade Verisign 256-bit secured encryption, and helps clientele find the appropriate travel insurance policy that meets their needs without exceeding their budget. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent via email within minutes.

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