"Unfamiliar surroundings greatly increase the risk of mishap - and the
purpose of travel is to go to unfamiliar surroundings"
Matt Eliason 2004
Wherever you travel you need travel insurance. It could be something as
simple as covering you for some lost luggage, or far more serious, such as the
need to receive medical attention as a result of sickness or accident. In many
countries, the cost of medical assistance can be very high, not to mention the
cost associated for repatriation to your home country or state.
Not only are there financial considerations associated with your travel
plans, but if you are the victim of an undesirable event, the financial
ramifications could be felt by you and your loved ones for years into the
future, sometimes leading to crippling financial situations including loss of
home and savings.
Depending on the type of travel you plan to undertake can also influence if
your current medical insurer (if you have one) will cover you.
Trip insurance, sometimes called travel protection plans or trip
cancellation insurance generally covers some or all costs in the event that
you are forced to cancel your vacation due to accident, illness or certain other
causes. This type of insurance also often covers travel assistance services,
protection for lost or damaged baggage and medical coverage up to certain
limits, depending on the policy.
In order to provide you with the best travel insurance to provide you with
maximum protection and a minimum cost, Reservation Heaven has partnered with World Travel
Center to bring you cheap
travel insurance premiums.
Center offers a range of travel insurance from a number of
insurance providers. This will ensure that you can select the best travel
insurance to meet your needs and circumstances.
A note on terminology
Depending on your country, some terminology may be unfamiliar. For instance a
deductable in the US is called an excess in many other countries. Please read
terminology primer to familiarise yourself with some of the terms