We have visited before about the value of having travel insurance especially when one has a significant investment in the trip. Most travel companies, if not all, refer to this as “travel protection”, with cruise companies especially using this title for coverage. Most folks take the travel protection to provide protection if they have to cancel the reservations. There are other coverages too including accident, sickness, lost baggage, and delays.
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One of the more vexing quandaries facing a traveler today is the question posed above.....should I buy travel insurance?
To answer that question depends on several factors.....(1)how big is the travel investment? (2)health condition of the family? (3) how big a gambler are you or what are you willing to lose?
Back the first of August I had a brief discussion regarding travel insurance and the benefits that are available to the traveler to protect their travel investment. On this past trip with a group going to Hawaii, I was privileged to see first-hand the benefit of having coverage.
One of the responsibilities of a travel agent is to answer the question, and promote the sale of travel insurance. Most of us are pretty good at selling a travel product, air, hotel, cruise, tour, etc., but often times selling travel insurance is a challenge. We should sell insurance every time we make as sale, but for some folks, it might not be a wise choice for their situation. On the other hand, if there is a sizeable travel investment, then it is foolhardy not to purchase it.