You’ve spent months planning the perfect family holiday vacation. You tell yourself- “we’re going no matter what!” That “what” suddenly becomes little Johnny running a high fever of 105 days before your departure. Then, you get sick.
Sound familiar? It’s funny because I am guilty of just that type of mentality- the days of “oh nothing’s going to happen before we go” are totally over. Anything can happen.
Recently, I met a gentleman who wished he purchased the travel insurance. He and his family were on a cruise. His teenage son fell and cut open his head. The cut to the forehead, at the hairline, wasn’t too bad but they decided to make a visit to the ship doctor to check it out. Stitches and $500 later, they were back to their vacation. The insurance for this cruise would have been around $80.
-People get sick
-Resorts get damaged
-Your lovely boss needs you to stay to help with a company merger
-Or worse, you get terminated
All these and more are reasons to buy Travel Insurance. For the small cost of my trip investment I get: peace of mind, protection against the unexpected and reassurance that I will not lose my financial investment. For fractions of what you invest in a trip from planning to actual cost, travel insurance is worth it.
Check out some of the things that travel insurance will cover:
· Your baggage is lost or damaged.
· You're involved in an accident and adequate medical treatment is not available. You need medical evacuation.
· You need to cancel your trip due to illness.
· Your cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt. You need your non-refundable expenses covered and to get to your destination.
· You have a medical emergency in a foreign country.
· A terrorist incident occurs in the city where you’re planning to visit and you want to cancel your trip.
· A hurricane forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel or cruise.
· You are called for jury duty.
Why did you have to cancel a trip?
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