Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
Vacations can be a significant financial investment which is why Gateway Destinations informs clients about the benefits of travel insurance to protect their investment, especially when traveling to foreign destinations where personal medical insurance typically does not cover, and Medicare does not. "Remember the slogan - Don't leave home without it? This is particularly true for vacations. I have seen too many instances where my clients experienced an unexpected event - a missed flight due to weather, illness or injury causing a trip to a local doctor, car accident before leaving home, and a broken bone or sprained ankle due to tripping to name a few - and it was a relief knowing that they had adequate protection to cover the expense and an easy way to handle the situation while traveling" states Jan Acorn, owner of Gateway Destinations.
Travel insurance is primarily intended to cover emergency medical needs while traveling and reimbursement for non-refundable, pre-paid expenses when a trip has to be cancelled or cut short due to covered illness or injury, but often includes other benefits such as lost baggage or a missed flight connection. Insurance companies offer several travel plans to better suit every vacationer's needs. Premiums vary depending on factors such as cost of the trip, length of the trip, and the traveler's age or pre-existing conditions.
"It gave me such peace of mind knowing that we had travel insurance when my mother fell and broke her hip in Spain on the second day of our family vacation. We called their international phone number and they helped us make all the arrangements to transport her back to Barcelona to have surgery. It would have been a financial nightmare to not have travel insurance," recounts one of Gateway Destinations' clients.
As a custom vacation planner, Gateway Destinations also encourages travelers to do some research with their existing medical coverage. Some credit card and personal health insurance companies may provide some benefits while traveling; however, they may be too limited to provide adequate protection. Knowing the benefits of existing coverage will help vacationers decide what level of travel insurance to purchase, as well as which policy inclusions are needed.
For further information about travel protection coverage, contact Jan Acorn with Gateway Destinations, 520-529-1242. You may also visit their website at http://www.gateway-destinations.com.
About Gateway Destinations
Gateway Destinations, LLC provides custom travel planning services for individuals, couples and small groups to Alaska, Hawaii and foreign destinations, specializing in Europe. In addition, Gateway creates and escorts custom small group tours to Europe, specializing in guided tours for women.