Travel Insurance in the US: Why You Should Get Protection for Domestic Trips
Serious issues while traveling within the United States happen more often than consumers realize. While international travelers are more likely to recognize the importance of securing travel insurance for their trip, as traveling abroad certainly seems to be more risky these days, domestic travelers shouldn't overlook just how valuable travel insurance in the U.S. can be.
In fact, domestic travelers encounter many of the same problems the globetrotting set might have to deal with. And what they may not realize is that the peace of mind that can come with travel insurance could cost much less than expected, in line with less-expensive domestic travel. Further, rather than asking whether a domestic trip costs enough money to warrant travel insurance, consumers might want to consider the possible costs of certain unexpected issues if they don’t have coverage.
We've put together some helpful tips on the benefits of travel insurance for both international and domestic travelers:
“Whether travelers are traveling several states away or halfway around the world, life’s unexpected challenges have a tendency to pop up at the most inopportune times,” said Bob Chambers, Vice President of Operations at Generali Global Assistance. “Domestic and international trips alike can be canceled or interrupted due to illness; luggage can be lost, damaged, or delayed; natural disasters can lead to an evacuation of your destination – just to name a small fraction of the potential risks to finances and well-being that travelers face.”
Bob Chambers continued, “At Generali, we understand this, and have crafted well-rounded coverages that can help travelers deal with the unexpected. Our job is not only to anticipate bad scenarios, but also help ensure we provide our customers with the satisfaction that only comes with knowing they can be covered from certain, unforeseen mishaps.”
Just as an international trip may delayed if a traveler injures themselves while walking the Great Wall of China, a domestic traveler’s itinerary could be interrupted by extreme weather in the Great Lakes region. Unfortunately missed connections can lead to anxiety, confusion and an overall feeling of helplessness. Additional stress comes from the financial costs associated with re-connecting with a travel group.
A travel insurance plan can help vacationers with complex itineraries catch up quickly after a travel snafu, as long as it’s considered a covered event. If a trip is interrupted or delayed, Generali Global Assistance planholders can speak with a dedicated customer service team member to determine the best way to move forward, whether in Paris, France or Paris, Texas.
Adverse Weather Conditions
Chambers concluded, “Travel protection may cover travelers for a variety of issues should they have difficulty reaching their destination or returning home. Just as a typhoon may disrupt travel to an exotic beach getaway in Thailand, hurricane season may cause similar problems to a planned trip along the Carolina Coast. Switch seasons, and a winter snowstorm can wreak havoc on air travel throughout the entire Northeast. Those traveling during times of the year where extreme weather conditions are a known hazard are offered multiple solutions that can cover a variety of expenses related to adverse weather conditions."
Whether travelers have trips planned domestically or internationally, travel insurance from a reputable provider, such as Generali Global Assistance, is critical to protecting their trip investment. With the right travel insurance solution in place, travelers can rest easier and focus on what is important – enjoying their trip to the fullest extent possible.
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