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(Blue Ocean - Feb 24, 2014) -- With peak Caribbean dive season upon us, it’s important to make sure your clients are prepared for emergencies when traveling. Below are a few tips to pass along to your customers:

DiveAssure Introduces Unique Liveaboard Travel Insurance Rider

(Blue Ocean -- February 10, 2014) -- DiveAssure recently introduced a unique and exclusive program that covers scenarios specific to liveaboard trips that are not covered by any other travel insurance program on the market.

(Blue Ocean Network - Sept 26, 2013) -- David Scowsill, president & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has said “travel and tourism drives peace in the war against terrorism” during his speech at the ongoing Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

Risk Management for Sellers of Travel

(Blue Ocean Network - Sept 24, 2013) -- One aspect of selling dive travel is risk management. There are some key areas that any Seller of Travel should examine from a risk perspective to protect their business and their clients.  Here are some issues that you should examine and include in a risk management program for your travel business:

Please check with your own lawyer, and sellers of travel laws in your region, regarding these issues, as the suggestions and advice cited here are from U.S.-based travel counsel.

Aggressor and Dancer Fleets offer Storm Protection During Hurricane Season 2013

(Blue Ocean Network - May 14, 2013) -- Dive travelers take their vacation time seriously and expect to have a safe and fun dive vacation as they leave their worries at home. A named meteorological disturbance can make the seas rough everywhere, adversely affecting valuable dive time. This is why Aggressor Fleet & Dancer Fleet developed a "StormCheck" program that compensates guests who lose days of diving on Aggressor Fleet & Dancer Fleet vacations as a result of a named storm.

Travel Insurance More Important Than Ever.

(Blue Ocean Network -- July 9, 2012) -- With increased earthquake activity in the Caribbean, and the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) urging the Caribbean's 40 million people and its 22 million annual tourists to take the threat of a tsunami seriously, travel insurance has become an important consideration for dive travelers to this region.

Iceland's volcano eruptions affects Travel Insurance

(Blue Ocean Network - April 20, 2010) -- The havoc wreaked by a ash-spouting volcano in Iceland has forced many travelers worldwide to read the fine print in their Travel Insurance Policies.  Since insurers don't normally factor in a volcano's ability to shut down most of Europe as part of it's coverage, Travel Policy holders face a considerable amount of uncertainty as to whether or not they are camping in the airport instead of a hotel.

A travel agent's guide to disclaiming liability

(Blue Ocean Network - June 3, 2009) - Regardless of destination, purpose, or price range, every traveler has the same goal for their trip: they want it to be perfect. Oftentimes, however, despite the best effort of a travel agent to plan and prepare the ideal itinerary, something unexpected happens. If the result of this unintended event is personal injury or property damage to the client, he or she will look for someone to blame. Suddenly, the travel agent becomes a convenient target for litigation and the friendly client turns into an angry claimant.

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