Why Does Travel Insurance Matter?
In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans.
Delayed and canceled flights are common
About 80 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in 2017. Nearly 162,000 flights were delayed, and around 15,000 flights were canceled. Your trip may be interrupted if you are not able to arrive at the destination on time. Please be advised that neither hotels nor tour operators are responsible for such unused but pre-paid hotel accommodation or pre-arranged sightseeings under such circumstances. No compensation option is possible without insurance protection.
All carriers in the travel industry have their own cancellation policies
When you call the tour operator and explain what happened, they’re sympathetic - but it seems likely you’re not getting your money back. Tour operators have their cancellation policies. Most likely you can get no refund if you cancel less than 30 days before departure. Cancel before then, you’ll probably still lose money. Penalties range from the amount of your initial deposit up to 100 percent of what you paid.
It can be really expensive to get emergency medical care or medical evacuation overseas
Most hospitals overseas will not accept your domestic health insurance card, if you’re not prepared to pay all your medical bills out of pocket, you need travel insurance. What happens if you get seriously hurt while traveling overseas and require medical evacuation by helicopter or ambulance? It will cost you roughly $220,000, just the cost of transporting you from Asia to the hospital in the U.S.
The U.S. Department of State says so!
Foreign U.S. embassies can help you replace a stolen passport, contact family or friends in the U.S., find medical care or legal assistance, communicate with local police, and connect you with various resources. but you must pay for your medical care and emergency transportations yourself.
Peace of mind is priceless
The whole point about vacation is to relax and enjoy the journey. Travel insurance can ease your anxiety because you know you have protection in case of common travel mishaps.
It is easy to find affordable travel insurance
If you’re already paying thousands for a long-awaited cruise or resort vacation, it’s tough to spend even a little more on insurance. Fortunately, InterTrips' tours are very affordable, and with the insurance being based on the percentage of your trip cost, majority of our clients pay less than $100 to get their investments protected.
Full terms and details of a travel insurance plan, including limitations and exclusions can be found in the travel insurance plan policy or description of coverage.
How to Learn More and Enroll?
For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services Travel Basic and Travel Select protection plans to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.
For more information on the available plans click the Get a Quote below or contact Travelex Insurance 800-228-9792 and reference location number 05-1808.
The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. V94