Friday, January 14, 2011

Travel Cancellation

I met a friend last week who told me that their supposed vacation trip to Scotland was cancelled due to the huge amounts of snow. He had book a trip to Scotland for his family (wife, 2 kids and himself) for 2 nights, but then the bad weather did not allow them to get to the train station for the 7:00 a.m. departure as the roads were impassable and it was just too dangerous to travel that they did not dare to risk it. So he lost about £400 for his prepaid trip expenses to Scotland.

You see, our vacation travel plans can be derailed for a variety of reasons. Once we have paid our deposit or full payment, what will happen if?
• We cancel our trip because one of our travel companion can not make it as he or she got sick?
• Our tour operator, airline or cruise line suddenly declares bankruptcy?
• suddenly our visa application was delayed
• Our return flight home was delayed for a few days due to bad weather

Above are just a few and there are a lot of possible reasons that may affect our travel plans. For these reasons, it would be a good idea to get a trip cancellation travel insurance that can protect us from the costs and inconveniences associated with bankruptcies, flight delays, tour cancellations, lost luggage and lost hotel reservations. A lengthy trip delay can cause us unexpected food and lodging expenses.

As for my friend, as he did not avail of any travel insurance package, he said, that he just thinks of it as losing a train journey and 2 night’s hotel accommodation rather than losing £400?

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Belle said...

We always buy that insurance. It puts your mind at ease.

Travel Trip Insurance said...

Hello friend,

Travel insurance is most important part for your travelling and it helps especially if you have a medical emergency on your trip, or if you have to cancel your trip in advance due to a death in the family.

ferienhaus lloret de mar said...

I also came across such type of problem recently, in New York...Actually i was in NYC for the celebration of Christmas,but due to heavy snowfall all the flights got canceled and the airline company refuses to pay back the ticket cost....But from now i will always go for trip cancellation travel insurance..

Dan said...

Thank you all for your comments. It surely helps to keep your mind at ease if you have trip cancelation travel insurance.