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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • Travel Insurance for Your USA Holiday

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USA: Discovering the Land like Never Before

Did you know that over 50 million international travellers visit the US every year? From soaking up the sun in Florida to living it up in the bright city of New York, there’s a lot that a tourist can do on a trip to the USA.

Think USA and you are sure to think of road trips, cowboys, endless highways, skyscrapers, Disneyland and much more. Lauded as the land of the free, the images of the country present an enticing picture to the traveller. The sheer size of the country lets travelers find befitting locations to soak up the energy of the sun, high rises and scenic splendors. The obvious place for most people to start out is New York before they head to the north to explore the deeper reaches of the mid-Atlantic. For anyone with a zest for outdoor adventure, Alaska is absolutely not-to-be missed. The wilderness of the western USA is sure to enthrall the traveler as well. The intriguing and the incredible – USA is a heady mix of destinations, which satisfy the travel yearnings of many.

Do you prefer the mountains over monuments? If you have only heard of the thundering waterfalls of the Grand Canyon to the infamous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, it’s time you take a trip Yellowstone national park. The rugged wilderness and the abundant wildlife at this extraordinarily beautiful national park is sure to leave you awe struck. When at Yellowstone National Park, you can visit geological sites including the back basin review (a 1½-mi loop guiding you past Steamboat Geyser), Black Sand Basin (hot springs and geysers located close to the cloverleaf entrance from Grand Loop Road to Old Faithful) and viewpoints including the Artist Point which throws open a great view of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Do not miss this if you are visiting the US.

Whatever part of USA you choose to visit, ensure that you have completed all the legal formalities including flight bookings, visa, and travel insurance in a timely manner. Most of us are generally in a dilemma if travel insurance is a wise investment or it is a waste if travelling for shorter period.

Our sincere advice would be not to neglect travel insurance.

A travel insurance policy exists to protect your investment in your holiday and ensure that you get the requisite help in case you have to deal with unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, loss of baggage or vital documents such as your visa or passport. There’s no denying the fact that you need insurance when you travel to the US. Is cheapest always the best? Not really. It makes sense to calculate the exact level of cover you need and then choose a travel insurance option rather than going in for the cheapest cover you can find. If you are not being covered for cancellations, adventure activities (if you are going to undertake them during the trip), or for the entire length of your trip, you need to think twice before paying for the insurance policy.

An interview with one of our experts in the travel insurance industry explains the benefits, importance and some tips to choose and buy travel insurance. Choosing a right policy will not just give you peace of mind ahead of your travel, it could save your life. The travel insurance policies that you will find will vary widely in terms of cost and cover. To find the best value for your travel budget, a price comparison website might sound like a great idea.

Travel Insurance: Top Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do plan your travel insurance well in advance (just as you plan for your visa and dates for travel
  • Do ensure that the policy covers the entire period of travel.
  • Do find out if you are entitled for a refund if you cut short your trip.
  • Do check what counts as “worldwide” when it comes to coverage.
  • Do read the small print on your insurance document before signing on the dotted line.
  • Don’t buy travel insurance from your tour operator, cruise line, or airline.
  • Don’t hide any of your medical conditions.
  • Don’t get lured into buying cheap travel insurance.
  • With the holiday season ahead, getting away for a few days during the vacation will be a priority for many. Don’t forget one vital part – travel insurance if you are considering a vacation anytime soon!


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