Travel Insurance

Potts Law Firm Named to Leadership Role in Multidistrict Litigation for Travelers Battling COVID-19 Insurance Denials

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A federal judge has appointed Houston-based Potts Law Firm as co-lead class counsel for the plaintiffs’ in multidistrict litigation against the primary travel insurance provider for popular websites such as VRBO. The consolidated lawsuits, previously filed in federal courts across the nation, allege that CSA Travel Protection, the American affiliate of Italy-based Generali Group, has refused to honor its policies and refund consumers nationwide for bookings that were properly cancelled due to COVID-19.  Also appointed co-lead counsel were Cafferty Clobes Meriweather and Sprengal LLP and Carlson Lynch LLP. Kirby McInerney was appointed Liaison Counsel.

The cases have been consolidated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York before the Honorable John G Koeltl.  Judge Koeltl joined the court after he was nominated in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.  

“This consolidation is very meaningful to individuals

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Everything You Need to Know About Travel in 2021

Just because we haven’t been traveling doesn’t mean our favorite destinations weren’t busy creating new adventures, thinking more sustainably, and capitalizing on the pandemic-driven outdoor boom. There’s a lot to be excited about this year. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you. Here’s everything (give or take) in the adventure travel world worth knowing about this year.

1. Sustainability Is the Future

A ski trip with Bella Coola Heli Sports
A ski trip with Bella Coola Heli Sports (Photo: Bella Coola Heli Sports/Eric Berger)

We all know that some of the planet’s most beautiful places are being loved to death. COVID-19’s forced pause on tourism has been a wake-up call about just how significant our environmental impact is. Here are three ways the travel industry plans to dial it back going forward.

Reservations Only: Before the pandemic, the thought of calling ahead to visit a national park or an outdoor mecca seemed preposterous. But

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The Implications Of The Pandemic On Travel Today

Head at Travelpayouts, the largest affiliate marketing network focused on the travel market.

Journalists and travel bloggers are questioning how to talk about travel these days and whether to talk about it at all. Social media users are shying away from posting their locations in fear of being shamed. In the meantime, the travel industry continues to struggle and is experiencing the largest downturn in its history

After months of stay-at-home orders, many people have slowly started reuniting with their loved ones, getting out of their hometowns and visiting tourist sites. Some would consider this irresponsible behavior that can put thousands of people at risk. 

So, is it bad to travel and promote traveling these days? As I’ve realized while browsing articles on this topic, the answer is complicated and comes with numerous caveats.

My company has over 250,000 travel partners, and each of them has

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Is It Safe To Travel Yet? Here’s The Definitive Answer

It’s a confusing time to be a traveler. Many airlines, hotels and travel advisors promise it’s safe to book a vacation. But health officials are telling you to stay home. 

So who’s right?

Both are. (Told you this was confusing.)

It’s safe to book a vacation — new consumer-friendly refund rules mean you won’t lose your entire trip if you cancel — but not necessarily to take one. Health officials are correct, too. You should stay home, particularly if you’re in an at-risk group. The exception: If you’ve had both shots and waited the required 10 days to develop your antibodies, you can probably safely travel now.

But there’s more to it than that. I know because I’ve spent the better part of this year answering the same question: “Is it safe to

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