(PRWEB) March 12, 2013
A recent local press reported thieves targeted a group of Singapore tourists in Rome and stole their belongings worth S$8,300 including a day's worth of shopping, cameras and a passport. This incident happened to the 26 holidaymakers who joined a 10-day tour organized by Sino-Amercia (SA) Tours Corporation. One of the victims, Mr Alvin Tan counted his loss of a camera and two newly-bought shirts worth more than S$2000 while his friend, whose passport was stolen as he left it on the bus.
Travel specialist GoingPlaces.sg noted that it is unfortunate that holidaymakers experienced such travel woes and shares tips on how to protect oneself when abroad such as - to stay vigilant constantly, safeguard belongings by using anti-theft bags and buy comprehensive travel insurance to protect from unexpected events.
Travel in Style, Travel Insured
An avid frequent traveler from Singapore, GoingPlaces.sg's writer, Mr Jeffrey Neo said, “While I was in the US last year, I experienced four flight delays within a month. As a result, I had to shorten my London trip and incurred penalties from cancellations of non-refundable hotel reservations. But thanks to my Singapore travel insurance, I was able to make claims for these penalty charges, and brought these inconveniences to a minimal.”
While airlines are doing their best to avoid delays, there are many extraneous factors such as air traffic congestion and inclement which are not in the control of the airlines. Thus, Jeffrey added that "travelers should take up travel insurance for their own well-being, and it's easy to look out for an affordable one as there are many travel insurance promotions in Singapore."
Travel Insurance - A Travel Necessity
Typically, travelers between eight days and 75 years of age are eligible for travel insurance. A travel insurance company in Singapore, Tenet Travel Insurance offers no age limit coverage. With travel insurance, holidaymakers are well protected against major accidents or travel inconveniences, such as trip cancellation, missing baggage and fraudulent use of credit card etc.
A recent report on "Singapore travel companies predict a bounce-back for Japan Travel" by TTG Asia quoted one of the Singapore's biggest travel agents, Chan Brothers mentioning "more than 20 groups departing for Japan over the one-week Lunar New Year period". With more Singaporeans traveling to Japan due to the weakening yen and the cherry blossom season, travel specialist GoingPlaces.sg advises travelers to Japan to get sufficient insurance coverage for any medical emergencies or any disruptions like flight delays and cancellations.
To find out more information on travel insurance promotion in Singapore, please visit http://www.goingplaces.sg/travel-insurance/.
A travel website popular with holidaymakers looking for the best travel deals in town, http://www.goingplaces.sg offers the latest updates on travel events, hotel reviews and travel deals out of Singapore to destinations in Asia and beyond.