If Alice had bought trip protection insurance, she would have been reimbursed for her stolen luggage.
Gilbert, AZ (Vocus) June 17, 2010
There’s nothing like summer travel to bring travel scam artists out from under their rocks. Too many travelers get lured into travel scams that rip them off financially and emotionally. Good Neighbor Insurance works with multiple insurance companies that offer excellent trip protection insurance for the common traveler.
Alice saw it coming, but there was nothing she could do. She was on a train in Indonesia just leaving the Jakarta station. She heard someone running and saw a man grab the bag she had stowed above her head. The thief quickly exited the train. Unable to get off the moving train herself, Alice sat there in disbelief, watching the man running away with her computer and camera.
Having your bag stolen is not the only frustrating thing about travel. Travel scams that defraud tourists and travelers of thousands of dollars are on the rise. According to the National Fraud Information Center, travel fraud comes in at number two in frequency of complaints.
Jeff Gulleson, President of Good Neighbor Insurance, commented, “If Alice had bought trip protection insurance, she would have been reimbursed for her stolen luggage.”
European bus stations are another good place for travel scams. Thieves work in tandem. One distracts you while the other puts a hollow suitcase over your bag and then calmly wheels your suitcase away. Meanwhile you are still talking to the other thief. You turn around, and your bag is gone. The best way to avoid this is to keep your bags between your feet, or keep your hand on it at all times.
‘But let’s say your bag does get stolen or damaged,’ Gulleson continues. ‘Good Neighbor offers a variety of trip protection insurance that gives basic to gold-star coverage.’
International Trip Protection covers more than stolen bags. It also reimburses you for items you might buy in the event your bag gets delayed.
Trip Protection is a comprehensive coverage that insures you against the possibility of trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay and missed connections. It will also cover medical evacuation, overseas hospitalization and medical bills, bringing over a family member to be with you, and flies minor children back home should you be laid up in a hospital overseas. And in the event of your demise, it will pay return of mortal remains.
You may not be able to avoid travel scams, but Good Neighbor recommends you protect your belongings and your life with travel insurance.
About Good Neighbor Insurance
Jeff Gulleson established Good Neighbor Insurance in 1997, to provide global health and life insurance services after living for 30 years in Indonesia.
GNI helps clients find good, cost-effective international health, travel, and life insurance while providing caring service based on integrity. The company serves students traveling overseas, short-term teams, aid organizations, foreign and domestic corporations, universities, and volunteers both from the U.S. and abroad.
GNI’s website has more information as well as a guide to medical advice for overseas travelers, written by Jon Askew, MD
For more information, contact Jeff Gulleson or Doug Gulleson at Good Neighbor Insurance, Toll Free: 866-636-9100 or in Phoenix, AZ: 480-813-9100
Good Neighbor Insurance, 690 E. Warner Rd. Suite 117, Gilbert, AZ 85296, USA
Or go to: http://www.gninsurance.com
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