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Rentalo.com to Partner with Leading Travel Insurance Provider
Travel protection a priority for online lodging directory

June 16, 2009 - Rentalo.com, an international, online lodging directory, announced today that it is offering its customers comprehensive travel insurance plans through Travel Guard, one of the nation’s leading providers of travel insurance and assistance. 

Faced with an America cautious about booking vacation travel in an uncertain economy, Rentalo.com is offering insurance plans with coverage designed to help remove insecurity from the concerns of their customers. Both the Vacation Rental Protection Plan and the Accidental Rental Damage Plan cover the kinds of unexpected events that cause problems for the vacationers who frequent Rentalo.com.

Travel insurance designed for Rentalo.com users includes coverage for emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation, lost or delayed baggage, and travel cancellations or delays caused by unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather (including hurricanes). Each plan also includes 24-hour travel emergency service for emergency medical assistance, last-minute or emergency travel changes, lost luggage tracking, pre-trip travel advice, and more.

According to Rentalo’s CEO, Alfredo Purrinos “Offering travel insurance plans through Travel Guard is a natural extension for us as we continue to focus on providing Rentalo.com users with the travel resources they seek to make their vacation safe, rewarding and convenient. These insurance plans have been designed for the needs of our customers whose vacations center around travel to a vacation rental property or bed and breakfast. They even include coverage for bad weather, including hurricanes, which so often cause problems for our customers.”  

“Uncertainty has always been a part of travel, but it has taken on a new significance in the minds and travel plans of many this year. We know it will be affecting the travel and vacation choices that families will be making in the months to come,” said Tom Zavadsky, Executive Vice President of Travel Guard. “We’re always looking for ways to help our travel partners make travel more appealing through travel coverage and travel assistance services that respond to the current needs of their clients. We’re hopeful that the coverage Rentalo.com now offers will put a vacation rental within reach of many who may not have booked otherwise.”

For more information, contact http://Rentalo.com 1-305-558-5577

About Rentalo.com
Travel experts rank Rentalo.com as the world's largest online vacation rental company providing online travelers with access to the largest inventory of accommodations in close to 15,000 destinations worldwide.

More than five million travelers have successfully booked a property through Rentalo; the world’s largest inventory of short term accommodations including vacation home rentals (or vacation homes), cabins, villas as well as hotel rooms and bed & breakfasts. Whether you are planning a family vacation or business trip, with Rentalo travelers can find great deals on a beach vacation home, mountain cabin, city bed and breakfast and 5-star world-class resort.

Travel Insurance is offered by Rentalo as a seller of Travel Insurance licensed by the State of Florida with license Number: P186097

About Travel Guard
Travel Guard Group, Inc. (“Travel Guard”) (http//:www.travelguard.com) is one of North America's leading providers of travel insurance plans for more than 6 million travelers each year. Travel insurance plans through Travel Guard are distributed by more than 12,000 travel agents across North America.

Travel insurance plans through Travel Guard may include coverage for trip cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation expenses, and lost or delayed baggage. Most plans also include 24-hour travel assistance services* for emergency medical assistance, last-minute or emergency travel changes, lost luggage tracking, pre-trip travel advice, and more.

The travel insurance offered through Travel Guard is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., with its principal place of business in New York, NY. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions. All coverages may not available in all states. 

*Assistance services are provided by Travel Guard Assist.

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