Why Travel Insurance is a Must for your Summer Vacation

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You’ve booked flights, reserved a hotel, and hired a rental car for your upcoming summer vacation. But before you pack your bags and jet off on your long-awaited holiday, don’t forget one crucial thing: travel insurance. Whether you’re holidaying in Hawaii or backpacking across Europe, travel insurance can save your summer vacation when things don’t go as planned. Here are some top reasons why you need travel insurance for your holiday.  

 

Trip Cancellation

Life throws curveballs, and sometimes those curveballs can curtail your travel plans. That’s where travel insurance can step in. With trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance, you can protect yourself from the unexpected, including natural disasters, travel advisories, job loss, a death in the family, and more. This travel insurance will ensure you’re not thousands of dollars out of pocket when you’re forced to cut your holiday short or cancel it entirely.

 

Lost or Stolen Luggage

Let’s face it – airlines occasionally lose luggage. Even if it’s never happened to you, you don’t want to be one of those people with lost luggage and only the clothes on your back. With travel insurance, you don’t have to be. Baggage insurance can give you peace of mind that you’ll be covered if your bag is misrouted to a different country or, worse, stolen in plain sight.

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Missed Flight Connections

When you book a connecting flight, there’s always the risk you could miss your connecting flight – no matter how much time you have in between. Maybe your first flight gets delayed because of bad weather. Or maybe the flight gets cancelled altogether. With trip interruption insurance, you won’t have to worry if you miss your connecting flight. You’ll be able to get back on track with your trip – at the expense of the insurance company.

 

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Unexpected Illness or Injury

Your summer vacation is supposed to be fun, exciting, and relaxing. But what if you sprain your ankle while hiking the Inca Trail? Or get food poisoning from a street food stall? With emergency medical insurance, you’ll be covered for hospital visits, prescriptions, and other medical needs while you’re away. This essential piece of travel insurance can save you from spending a fortune on unexpected medical care on your summer vacation.

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Rental Car Protection

Renting a car on your summer vacation? Don’t forget insurance for the rental car. Yes, with rental car protection insurance, you’ll be covered if your rental car gets damaged, towed, or even lost. Whether the car is vandalized in a parking lot or towed from an unauthorized parking spot, you won’t lose money fixing or recovering the rental car on your vacation.

 

If you’ve planned your summer vacation but haven’t considered travel insurance yet, then we’re here to help! Book an appointment or drop by your nearest Johnston Meier Insurance agency to discuss your travel insurance needs with us today.

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