How to Insure the Perfect Vacation
just finished booking that family trip to Disney World with the kids, the fun
in the sun beach break for your college student, or maybe your much anticipated
honeymoon in Europe. You have your passport, camera and bags all packed. Now there
is just one more thing you need — comprehensive travel insurance.
insurance provides vacationers with a much-needed safety net when they are
on their worldwide adventures. According to Peter Evans, executive vice president
of InsureMytrip.com, many travelers often overlook this very important aspect of vacation planning when preparing for a trip.
many people, buying travel insurance is the most unfamiliar and maybe the least
exciting element of planning your travels," Evans said. "But without
a doubt, it is also the single most important consideration you can make to protect
your vacation investment and your personal well-being."
provides coverage for a wide-range of travel risks including trip cancellation,
trip interruptions, medical coverage and medical evacuation protection. Despite
perfect planning, often times trips are canceled or cut short whether by weather,
medical emergencies or unforeseen events.
According to Evans, with the
average price of a travel insurance policy only costing between 5-7 percent of
the trip's cost, it can become an important investment should an emergency occur.
great example of this," said Evans, "is the true story of one customer
who went to visit her daughter in Spain, and at the same time, her son embarked
on a bicycle trek through Italy. Knowing that her primary health benefits at home
did not extend overseas, as a precaution she purchased travel insurance protection
for both of them."
The customer, according to Evans, had to cut her
trip to Spain short when her found out her son was critically injured in a car
accident while in Italy. After flying from Spain to Italy to see her son, the
customer had to fly her son home for long-term treatment and care.
great news is, her son experienced a full recovery and the insurance policies
she purchased (a $54 investment) covered the family's related transportation costs,
accommodations and meals (an estimated $80,000), and saved them from devastating
financial impacts. It was a happy ending for all," he said.
travelers may never need to use it, travel insurance can provide a tremendous
amount of security and peace of mind for a small fraction of the cost of a trip.
Travel insurance companies such as InsureMyTrip.com
allow travelers to review, rate, compare, analyze and purchase travel insurance.
time you are bound for your dream destination, make sure you invest in some peace
of mind with travel insurance. This will ensure the trip of your dreams doesn't
become a complete nightmare.
in 1995, InsureMyTrip.com is the leading, consumer-oriented online travel insurance
aggregator worldwide. Featuring insurance comparisons from the top 16 industry
providers, InsureMyTrip.com is a unique, one-stop resource designed to meet consumers'
comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a secure environment. InsureMyTrip.com
also specializes in providing integrated technology solutions for the travel insurance
industry, with over 2,000 private-labeled and co-branded travel related websites
around the globe. InsureMyTrip.com is headquartered in Warwick, RI with additional
offices and data centers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.