Have Presents, Will Travel – One Way or Another

by Meghan Brennan

With some major holidays & travel days coming up in the next week or two, and a couple of storms coming with them, we’re about to get another crash course in the necessity of travel insurance.

Airlines are responsible for some cancellations, but as any frequent flier can tell you, you don’t want to be at the mercy of the airline when a blizzard rolls into town. Sure, they could rebook you, but your new itinerary might have you going from New York to Chicago by way of Denver. And that’s only if it’s their fault – if you miss your flight because of a pesky patch of black ice on the way to the airport, that’s on you.

With travel insurance, though, you can cancel your trip for any reason and not have to write off those expensive plane tickets because you’ll get reimbursed for nonrefundable expenses.* If your flight home was delayed and you had to stay in a hotel a few extra nights, that can be covered, too. You can even purchase travel insurance up to 24 hours before departure, so a last-minute storm warning isn’t the end of the world.

If you don’t have insurance and your vacation is under threat from a winter storm, icy roads, or Icelandic volcano, there’s just one thing to do – call your travel consultant ASAP. While it might cost you, they’ll do everything they can to get you rebooked and onto another plane, train, or automobile. After all, we’re here to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Don’t believe us? Check out this video sent to one of our sister companies by a customer who got stranded last winter:


And then go buy your travel insurance.


* Depending on the plan you choose (speak to your travel agent concerning all your choices).

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