Ever since I’ve had kids, I have purchased travel insurance to cover last minute cancellations. This became even more important as my parents got older and I became concerned about cancelling or interupting a trip that I was on.
Fortunately, I never had to make a claim.
Recently I filed a claim after I had to cancel a trip to Africa, but for a reason that I hadn’t seriously considered. Two things occurred, either of which would have caused me to cancel and either of which would have been covered: One son took on new job and my wife lost hers!
I’ve always purchased Travel Guard Gold protection. In addition to the usual — illness to traveller, travelling companion or immediate family member — the Gold protection also covered if someone had to cancel for a work related reason AND for loss of employment.
In these uncertain economic times, one never knows what the future will hold.
Just as we purchase homeowners, auto or renter’s insurance, I strongly recommend that everyone protect themselves with travel insurance.
I have over 4,000 reasons to be thankful that I did!