Top 10 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

July 22, 2009  By: Gretchen

Whether you take one vacation a year, or travel internationally on a regular basis for your business, a good travel insurance plan will cover you for virtually every unexpected contingency. From travel delays due to bad weather or a missed connection, a lost piece of luggage, or a medical emergency in a foreign country, help is only a phone call away. TODAY Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg, recommends purchasing travel insurance to protect your financial investment and your peace of mind. In a recently published article, Greenberg lists nine reasons why he thinks travel insurance is a must-have accessory, and if you book your travel insurance through Access America, you can add 10th reason:

1) Your flight has been cancelled.*
2) Your bags are lost and your medication is in it. You need to
have an emergency prescription filled.*
3) Your passport and wallet are stolen, and you need
emergency cash and a replacement passport.*
4) You’re involved in an accident and adequate medical
treatment is not available. You need medical evacuation.*
5) You need to cancel your trip due to illness.*
6) Your cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt. You
need your non-refundable expenses covered and to get to
your destination.*
7) You have a medical emergency in a foreign country.*
8) A terrorist incident occurs in the city where you’re planning
to visit and you want to cancel your trip.*
9) A hurricane forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel
or cruise.*
10) In response to our tough economy, Access America has added a 10th reason:
you lose your job but you’ve already paid for your trip or
cruise and need your cash back.

* Source: By Peter Greenberg
TODAY Travel Editor
updated 7:32 a.m. PT, Tues., March. 27, 2007
Courtesy Access America.