Travel Protection: Do I really need it?

When planning a trip, it often comes up at the end of a booking process… Trip Protection.

It may seem an unnecessary expense when you consider what has already been paid towards a trip, however in the end it may prove a worthy investment when you consider what might be lost in the event of an emergency.

There are different types of trip protection. It is possible to purchase one plan to cover everything. On the other hand, many airlines, hotels and credit cards offer individual coverage for just pieces of your travel plans. It is important to discuss with your credit card and insurance companies what plans they may offer.

Travel protection offered by the airline, for example, is often under $100 (USA) per passenger and will usually provide new arrangements should a flight be canceled, missed, delayed or changed. Often, the airline will offer hotel accommodations for severely delayed or rescheduled flights. In the event that you must miss a flight for a personal emergency, sometimes this insurance will allow a partial or full refund. (Be sure to check with each airline for the specific perimeters.)

When trying to remain on a budget, it can be daunting to think of the added cost, especially when you might be adding in a coverage for each piece such as hotel, car rental as well as airfare. However, when investing in something so important and life altering as world travel, it is worth considering!

Investing a couple hundred dollars to cover the couple thousand you might have poured into your plans for adventure really isn’t that much when you really look at it!

Check out this post on comparing different coverage plans as well as some of the sites below.

“Keep your heart open, a suitcase packed and wander often, for the world is wide and adventure awaits.” ~ Emylee

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