Why Buy Travel Insurance?

December 22, 2014  By: Gretchen

No one ever wants to imagine complications when traveling, but they do come. There are many circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling.

AAC TravelexMost trips happen without any hitches, but travel insurance covers your investment on the slim chance that something might go wrong. Africa Adventure Consultants offers travel insurance for all types of trips, not just African safaris. To demonstrate the importance of purchasing travel insurance and emergency travel services, here are 10 common examples of what could go wrong.

1.It’s 10 p.m. and you and your family arrives at the airport for a connecting flight, only to find that the flight has been cancelled. Who can assist you with finding new flights and a place to stay for the night?

2.Your bag was lost with your prescription medication inside. You need help to locate your bag as soon as possible and have your emergency prescription refilled. Who do you call?

3.It’s your first visit to Europe and your passport and wallet are stolen. Where do you turn for emergency cash, and how will you get your passport replaced?

4.You’re involved in an accident and adequate medical treatment is not available. Who will help arrange and pay for a medical evacuation?

5.If your sister-in-law becomes seriously ill and you must cancel your trip, what happens to your non-refundable deposits or pre-payments?

6.You arrive at your destination and your luggage doesn’t. If it’s lost, who will help you find it? If it’s delayed, who will pay for your necessities? If it’s stolen, who will pay to replace it?

7.Your cruise line or airline goes bankrupt. Who will pay for your non-refundable expenses? Who will help get you to your destination?

8.You’re walking down the street in a non-English-speaking country and twist your ankle. Who can help you find an English-speaking physician?

9.Just before your scheduled departure to Africa, a volcano in Iceland begins erupting and disrupts travel throughout Europe, where you are scheduled to connect en route (remember April of 2010?). Who can help you change your travel arrangements or who will pay if you must cancel your trip?

10.You are at a beach resort and you are forced to evacuate due to an approaching cyclone. Who will help you evacuate and who will reimburse your lost vacation investment?

Travel insurance assists with a variety of problems and covers a wide range of incidents, whether you’re visiting Botswana or Bolivia. Invest in a policy for your trip for total peace of mind!Get a quote!