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Heathrow's Near-Strike: How Airport Strikes Affect Your Holiday

A traveller sitting on the floor in the airport, frustrated.

Travellers to London's Heathrow airport narrowly avoided a significant disruption at the start of August: A one-day strike was scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday the 6th. At the last minute, Unite, the union representing the more than 2,500 engineers, firefighters, security guards, and other airport workers called off the action. Would You Have ... Continue Reading

Will Insurance Cover Property Damage from a Wildfire If You're Travelling?

A family of four leaving their home for holidays with luggage.

This spring and summer have left a lot of Canadians worried about property damage from recent floods and forest fires. Alberta had fires and there was massive flooding in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. It's enough to make you want to escape it all and go on a vacation, but if you're travelling, you might ... Continue Reading

California Earthquakes: What to Do If You're In An Earthquake

A crack in the road due to an earthquake.

Two large earthquakes struck parts of Southern California in July over a two-day time span. On Thursday, July 4, 2019, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit followed by a larger magnitude 7.1 earthquake the following day near the centre of Ridgecrest. Several fires broke out in the northeast section of Ridgecrest and there have been hundreds ... Continue Reading

New Air Passenger Regulations for Canadian Travellers

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Flight rights for travellers now in place. Lost luggage. Flight delay. Getting bumped. Talk to any traveller and chances they’ve got a tale to tell about a travel experience that was anything but smooth. Some experiences, however, are more disruptive than others and the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has introduced regulations that aim to help ... Continue Reading

More Crime Overseas? Will Travel Insurance Let You Cancel?

A man pretending to steal a comedically large suitcase

Crime Overseas? Safeguard Your Trip with Travel Insurance.