You’ve saved for months and now it’s time for you and your family to head out on a much anticipated travel adventure. But have you stopped to consider the many obstacles that could keep you from enjoying a fun filled family vacation that you’ve dreamed of for so long? Here are a few factors that could take your travel plans from delightful to disastrous.
- You experience an unexpected illness.
- You have an accident and are injured.
- You’re in a location where adequate medical treatment is not available.
- You’re hospitalized in a foreign county and alone.
To Be or Not to be Insured
These incidents can be very real and can suddenly put a damper on a joyous occasion. All too often, these situations are not considered when planning a trip.
Travel Insurance exists to protect you in the event that you find yourself dealing with one of the above scenarios. It can provide protection to cover medical expenses and other losses incurred while traveling. These policies can be purchased to cover a single trip or an unlimited number of trips within a set time frame.
According to the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, about 30 percent of Americans purchase travel insurance, an increase from 10 percent before 9/11. Travelers are seeking peace of mind, protection against the unexpected and concern over losing the financial investment in a trip.
Depending on your destination and overall cost of your trip, you may want to consider purchasing a Travel Insurance policy to ensure a fun and care-free vacation for the entire family.