Over the last couple weeks we’ve booked many sites for folks coming to Winnipeg to watch the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer this June. Canada is the host of this major sporting event, with games across the country including many in Winnipeg. Some games being played here include USA vs. Australia, China PR vs. New Zealand, and Thailand vs. Germany. Info on ticketing is here. Find out more about our facilities and rates, and email or call us toll free at 1-888-878-4203 to book your site today!
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Park and Area News and Events
We recently came across some interesting statistics on snowbirds in the latest edition of the Canadian Snowbird Association Magazine. Did you know that in 2013…
- there were 1,330,224 Canadian snowbird trips in excess of 30 days
- there were 896,864 snowbird trips to the US
- there were 433,360 snowbird trips overseas
According to the Conference Board of Canada (which provided all these stats), there are 511,285 Canadian snowbirds ages 55-64, and 818,939 ages 65 and over. See page 54 for more stats including those related to snowbirds’ purchases of trip insurance.
A recent article in the Toronto Star notes that although it may cost less in gas to drive to sunnier southern climes this winter, the cost of snowbird insurance is on the rise.
The president of the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada, Alex Bitner, says that insurance will average 10 to 12% higher this year compared to last. This is due to factors such as US healthcare costs and the exchange rate.
The article mentions that some people may be tempted to strategically “make mistakes” on the insurance application to try to save money on premium – according to a recent THIA survey, 14% of people falsify information on insurance applications. Bitner does that math on the odds of a rejected claim and concludes that the risk just isn’t worth the reward. The few hundred (or even thousand) dollars saved on the premiums wouldn’t even make a dent in the cost of an out-of-pocket U.S. hospital stay due to a rejected claim.
A very interesting read, the article concludes with a half-dozen useful travel insurance tips. You can check out the full article on the Toronto Star’s website.