The Importance of Purchasing Travel Insurance for Your Next Vacation!
There is no greater feeling than looking forward to an upcoming vacation—especially if you are headed to the gorgeous beaches of Anna Maria Island. Sometimes, we even find ourselves planning trips quite a bit ahead of time. By the time you coordinate everyone’s schedules, find the right flight options and the ideal vacation rental you are waiting another 6 months to a year before your vacation even starts. If you are planning a vacation to Anna Maria Island or any vacation in general you might want to think about purchasing travel insurance. You might ask yourself why? You can’t foresee yourself wanting to give up 7 days on the beach for any reason at all but unfortunately, life happens and it can be unpredictable at times.
The great thing about purchasing travel insurance is that it protects you before your vacation even starts, while you are visiting your destination and even up to six months after you have returned home. You have spent so much time and energy into making sure that you are planning the ideal getaway—make sure that this is one step you don’t miss.
If you have to put off your travels due to illness, missed flights, transportation delays, etc. make sure that you have a policy that will protect your investment. When you purchase travel insurance you can rest assured that you are well taken care of should any unforeseen issues arise. Just some of the benefits include reimbursement of non-refundable trip cost, if you have to cancel or cut your trip short due to covered sickness an injury or other events, 150% of trip cost coverage for covered trip interruptions and much more:
Lost ticket and passport assistance
Medical and legal referral
Emergency prescription refill assistance
*For examples of actual CSA customers and their travel stories, read on below!*
There are certain risks that you are subjected to when you are traveling. Travel insurance gives you the coverage you need to be able to handle any stressful situation that might arise. It is a way of securing yourself a little piece of mind knowing that your vacation is protected so all you have to do is look forward to dipping your toes in the powdery white sand on Anna Maria Island!
* Below are true stories from actual CSA customers. Take a minute and read about what could have happened to their vacation investment without travel insurance.
Hurricane evacuation disrupts a family vacation
A family vacationing on North Carolina’s Outer Banks was forced to evacuate due to Hurricane Charley in 2004. CSA reimbursed them for the cost of hotel, meals and other expenses related to evacuating the area and returning home.
A broken leg before the ski trip
Tom planned a ski trip to Aspen several months in advance. Three weeks before his Aspen trip, he broke his leg at a local ski area. If not for travel insurance from CSA, he would have lost his entire trip investment.
An ear infection cancels a vacation!
A client’s 3-year-old daughter developed an ear infection two days before the vacation was to begin. The client had to cancel the trip, but they were in a 100% penalty period with the vacation rental company, and stood to lose their money. Their entire claim was paid.
Identity Theft strikes again
At a resort, a guest had to deal with the disruption of a peaceful stay when his credit card was stolen. When he returned home, he experienced considerable trouble in getting his finances back in order. The trauma of this dream trip turned into a nightmare lasted for many months; long after he and his host resort discovered the problem. With CSA’s Identity Theft Recovery Services, this guest would have had trained fraud service specialists guiding him through the process of restoring his credit and covering the associated expenses.
Their house was flooded; their trip went down the drain
Mr. and Mrs. J. live in the Midwest, and their home sustained massive damage due to a flood. They cancelled their trip in order to take care of the damage to their house. Their entire claim was covered. (Similarly, CSA has also had clients who had to cancel due to damage from earthquakes, fires and hurricanes.)
A critically ill relative brings a family home early from their vacation
On the second day of their 14-day trip, Mr. and Mrs. C. and their children received an emergency message that Mr. Ace’s mother was critically ill. The family contacted the 24-Hour Emergency Hotline for assistance in making return travel arrangements. CSA’s Designated Service Provider, On Call International, assisted them in purchasing air tickets to return home. (Their original tickets were highly restrictive and the dates could not be changed.) Because they missed most of their trip, CSA’s Trip Interruption benefit paid the extra airfare, plus the value of the unused trip.
For more information visit CSA Travel directly!