SOURCE: CSA Travel Protection

CSA Travel Protection

August 26, 2011 15:00 ET

CSA Travel Protection Offers Free Emergency Assistance Services to U.S. Travelers Caught in Hurricane Irene's Path

Toll Free Number Provides Help for Stranded Travelers and Families Due to Storm

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - As Hurricane Irene heads straight for the U.S. eastern seaboard, CSA Travel Protection (CSA) is providing emergency travel and medical assistance services free to all U.S. travelers and their families affected by the storm.

Anyone seeking assistance services can reach the CSA assistance centers directly by calling (866) 690-5113. Free services include flight and hotel booking, medical and legal referral, traveling companion assistance, emergency cash transfer and interpretation/translation services.

While a comprehensive travel insurance policy is the best way to protect oneself while traveling, CSA understands that some travelers do not feel they need the full benefits it provides. Access to the travel and medical assistance will hopefully provide these travelers with some aid and comfort.

"Travel insurance is something one hopes to never need or use," said Bob Chambers, CSA vice president operations. "But even the best planned trip can be impacted by the unforeseen, such as a hurricane. Protecting your trip from the unexpected can give you peace of mind while traveling."

Hurricane Irene may be the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, but it's not likely the last. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association anticipates an above-average 2011 Atlantic season running through November 30. Travelers must remember to plan early for protection from an unforeseen hurricane disruption.

Storms are full of surprises, and while experts predict above-average activity this season, there are potential mishaps that can happen even if a storm doesn't make an appearance on a trip. 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. Travelers can find out more about CSA and travel insurance by contacting their travel agent, vacation rental management company or visiting www.csatravelprotection.com.

About CSA Travel Protection
CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance company, is dedicated to providing affordable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers' valuable investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. Now celebrating its 20-year anniversary, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and by offering products and services to meet their needs. Through superior customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way, whenever and wherever they are needed.

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