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Is Travel Insurance Really Necessary?

Everyone loves planning their dream holiday, whether it be skiing or snowboarding in the Swiss Alps, sipping cocktails and working on your tan on the tropical beaches of Cancun or Mauritius, exploring the historical wonders of Old Europe in Rome or Athens, or shopping it up in London, New York or Paris.

There is always a heightened sense of excitement and eager anticipation when you book your flights, arrange your hotel accommodation,  bring out the guidebooks to see what’s hot or not at your destination, and, as the long awaited date approaches, your tendency to pack and repack your luggage increases as you stock up on all the travel necessities.

Among all of this fervour and enthusiasm, the last thing you want to forget is the one necessity you cannot do without on any vacation, and that is travel insurance.

Travel insurance, again, like all forms of insurance, is a protection against a worst case scenario that could so easily happen to you on your travels.  We have all heard those horror stores of being mugged in a foreign country, where you are suddenly left stranded without your money and passport.

Or even worse, being in an accident, or falling seriously ill while on holiday and having to be taken to hospital.  And then there is that nightmare that is becoming more and more frequent these days: the hassle of lost luggage.

A travel insurance package, then, can offer financial coverage in any or all of these instances, providing you and your family with the support you need when faced with adversity on what was supposed to be an enjoyable vacation.

With most travel insurance packages, you can choose options that are tailored to the type of holiday you are after, whether that be adventure, romance or just plain relaxation, each offering their own selection of financial protection and security for those worst case scenarios.

Often you can also insure whatever precious assets you take with you, such as a laptop, iPod and digital camera, among others, to ensure that your possessions stay yours.  Many of these packages also allow you to extend or renew your travel insurance policy while you are still away on vacation, either online or through a simple phone call.

The great thing about the vast majority of travel insurance packages these days, then, are their wide availability and accessibility throughout the world.  Available from any major insurance provider, banks and travel agencies, travel insurance is widely accepted as the one requirement you cannot leave home without, for if you have taken out valid travel insurance you are covered, wherever you are on your travels.

In fact, the necessity of travel insurance is such that in order to be granted a travel visa to many overseas countries now, you have to provide proof of a travel insurance package valid for the length of your stay in that specific country.

This, once again, reinforces the importance of taking out a viable and valid insurance package that is suited to your specific travel needs.

 

 

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