Black Travel : The Significance of Travel Insurance

Discussion in 'Black Travel' started by John Garizon, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. John Garizon

    John Garizon Banned MEMBER

    Sep 30, 2009
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    Hi Every Body,
    How are you all? While traveling has become a routine lifestyle for some people, others will need to slog hard just to save enough money for a dream vacation. For such people, buying travel insurance is an extra cost. They would probably wonder what good travel insurance will be for them. After all, it is unlikely that anything drastic will happen. "So do I really need to spend the extra money? Maybe the worst thing that can happen is losing my luggage. The chances of anything worse are almost zero percentage". These are the questions that often run in their minds.

    Life is unpredictable and anything can go wrong anytime and it can cause you much more than you can ever imagine. So getting a travel insurance policy is the safest and surest way to a peaceful mind. There are many types of travel insurance packages, each specially designed and catered to meet the requirements of the travelers such as, delayed or lost luggage, trip cancellation, medical, dental, emergency evacuation, 24-hour travel assistance, accidental death, etc. Some policies even cover certain options such as damage or collision of rented cars. As a matter of fact, there are many options that can be included into your coverage.

    It is vital to read through the fine prints of the policy which you purchased because your policy may not cover certain areas that you assumed it does. Imagine you only find out during that moment of need that the medical coverage is only for an injury and not what you assumed as coverage for both injury and illness. That will be totally frustrating. So it is best to ensure full knowledge of your travel insurance policy. Remember to query on any doubts and ask for suggestions. Do not rely on your own assumptions as you are covered for what is stated in the policy only and nothing else.

    The premiums charged will depend on the passenger age as well as medical history of the travelers. Any add-ons or customized policies will generate higher premiums. Usually, children are covered at no extra cost by most insurance companies. Besides buying travel insurance through an insurance company, you can also get from tour operators. Generally, the insurance policies offered by them are quite standard and therefore inflexible to your individual requirements. The premium is cheaper as they provide a lower amount of coverage. There is a possibility that only a portion of your trip is covered and it may duplicate any policies that you already have. And in the event of the tour company going into liquidation, you will lose both your trip and your premium. So it is advisable to use a credit card for payment as you may be protected against any potential default of the operator.

    Best Regards....