If the disasters, bad weather, and unexpected events we read about in the news teach us anything about travel, it’s that life can be unpredictable, and myriad things can have an impact on whether you get to your destination on time – or at all.
That’s one major reason that we recommend travel insurance to all our cooking vacation clients, whether they’re traveling in the Winter or Summer, and why it’s one of our top 7 travel tips for traveling to Europe. You may have every last detail of your trip planned, but the one thing you can’t guarantee is if you make that connecting flight, for example.
The policies we offer through Travelex can help cover incidents related to trip interruption and cancellation, and that often includes weather-related incidents. It can also help cover expenses related to lost luggage as well as unexpected illness (for your or a family member) before or during your trip. Pair these perks with 24-hour emergency assistance services, and it’s easy to see the benefits of travel insurance, particularly for an overseas trip. (See more reasons we recommend insurance.)
The Travelex travel protection policies we offer provide many valuable benefits, and, like many insurance policies, can give you peace of mind after you book your trip. But whether you purchase this policy through us, or insurance through another provider, we strongly urge that you consider insurance. After all, no matter how excited you are for your trip, sometimes circumstances can just be simply out of your control.
So, do you need travel insurance? We never travel without it, so we would say definitely yes!
By Liz Hall
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Originally published January 9, 2014.