can be an expensive investment. You
may pay thousands of dollars or
pounds or euros for services such
as flights, hotels, resorts, tours,
What if, all of a sudden,
you must cancel, or come home early?
It could be an illness or death in
the family, or some other crisis. Or
such an unfortunate event could happen
during your trip, forcing you to cancel the
remainder, forfeit the
services you've paid for, and return
home early (which can be quite
expensive in itself).
If you must return under medical supervision,
the cost can be absolutely breathtaking.
For most travelers, this is not an
issue. We feel healthy, most of our
family is healthy, our affairs are
in order, so we're willing to run the
small risk. Perhaps most of the costs
we've incurred are refundable or transferrable.
But for others, perhaps with an unpredictable
medical issue, or a weakness in the
family, the price for insurance against
unpredictable cancellation or interruption
may be worth the peace of mind.
Trip cancellation policies often cover
such related perils as trip
interruption or delay, emergency medical
needs abroad, missed airline connections (think
of it—they can be expensive!), lost
baggage, and even evacuation/repatriation (as
when a military, political or natural
event such as a flood or earthquake forces
you to return home early.)
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