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ABCs of Vacation Rentals During Hurricane Season

San Diego, California -- Tropical storms are a reminder for vacationers to plan ahead when traveling during hurricane season. To ensure that travelers get the most from their vacation rental, CSA Travel Protection (CSA) offers tips and information to ensure a safe and fun trip.

CSA reminds travelers to be aware of, and plan for, the following BEFORE embarking on vacation:

  1. Check with the property manager before booking to determine what type of policy is offered during your stay in the event of a storm. Is there a "hurricane guarantee" or other policy that will guarantee a refund of the cost of your stay, as well as any potential property damage if you are forced to cancel or evacuate due to a hurricane?
  2. Stay up-to-date on weather in the region to which you are traveling to be aware of any events that could hamper your arrival or cause an interruption in your stay.
  3. Once arriving at the property, double-check the property's policies and procedures.
  4. If a storm approaches and an evacuation is ordered, secure a hurricane claim form before you evacuate.
  5. During the evacuation, listen to radio reports of any evacuation lift or other instructions.
  6. Save all your receipts to facilitate possible reimbursement when and if the unplanned occurs.
  7. Once evacuation is lifted, you may need to return to the rental property. Read your policy details carefully beforehand.

While the experts predicted above-average activity this hurricane season, there are additional potential mishaps that can happen even if a storm doesn't make an appearance during a rental stay. Anticipating the unexpected -- such as medical emergencies, flight delays, identity theft or a natural disaster at home before leaving -- and covering it with travel insurance will protect travelers from surprises.

Vacationers traveling to vacation rentals and any other domestic or International destination can find out more about planning for the unexpected by visiting or calling 866-999-4018.