• Do You Really Need Travelers Insurance?

    11/29/2017 12:54:16 PM Link |  | Add comment

    More Americans are planning international vacations than ever before. In 2016, a record number of U.S. citizens traveled abroad.

    For most of us, international travel is a luxury that we can only afford to indulge in occasionally. We anticipate these big trips with excitement, but few of us think of protecting the investment we make when we purchase our ticket.

    The truth is that a lot about travel is completely out of our control. Especially since big trips tend to be booked farther in advance, it can be hard to anticipate what could change in the meantime.

    Traveler’s insurance may seem like just an extra expense, but it's an important necessity when you're planning a vacation.

    Below, we're detailing exactly what traveler’s insurance is and why you need it for your next trip. Read on to learn more.

    1. What is Travel Insurance?

    When you book any trip or vacation, investing in traveler’s insurance acts as a financial safety net. It can protect you if something unexpected impacts your trip or requires you to cancel your travel plans altogether.

    There are many common problems that could cause your travel plans to change and insurance can help you address the financial impact of that.

    2. What Does It Cover?

    Different policies will have different specifics, but there are several general circumstances that insurance will cover:

    • Trip interruptions due to certain events, such as the death of an immediate family member
    • Cancellations
    • Service provider failures
    • Medical treatment when traveling
    • Emergency evacuations
    • Lost or damaged baggage

    No one ever expects something to go wrong when planning a trip. Even though it hasn't happened to you yet, that doesn't mean it can't.

    3. Why Do You Need It?

    Think about all the costs associated with planning a vacation. There's the flight, the hotel, and airline baggage fees, just to mention a few. If you're booking a trip for a family or group, those expenses multiply.

    Now imagine losing all that money because of a situation that was entirely out of your control. A family member passed away or your intended destination experienced a natural disaster.

    Without travel insurance, you could lose all the money you've invested and be left unable to reschedule your trip or plan a new vacation somewhere else.

    All insurance is intended to provide is peace of mind and no one hesitates when it comes to buying car insurance or homeowners’ insurance. Having insurance when you travel should be just as automatic.

    It can give you the peace of mind you need to looking forward to your trip and enjoy it worry-free.

    Ready to Book a Trip with Traveler’s Insurance?

    Planning the trip of a lifetime with your family or friends should be exciting. You don't have to worry about being out hundreds or thousands of dollars if something goes wrong.

    Purchasing traveler’s insurance is a smart way to ensure that your vacation is everything you imagined it to be.

    For more information on booking your next dream vacation, please contact us today.

    Joyride Travel is made up of experienced travel agents with more than 20 years of hands-on knowledge providing vacation packages, cruises, tours and customized plans for domestic and international travel. We'll help you create the vacation of a lifetime.