Although in many instances Travel Insurance is a grudge purchase, and often an afterthought, it can not be stressed enough how important it is to have a good quality travel insurance.
WHY TRAVEL INSURANCE IS SO IMPORTANT
Travel insurance is important for a variety of reasons. Not only can it cover you for unforeseen circumstances such as illness, flight delays, lost luggage etc. most importantly it gives you peace of mind, much in the same way as home and contents insurance or health insurance. We can't predict the future, so having travel insurance is imperative incase something was to happen. Travel Sphere recommends utilising a travel insurance company that has 24 hour support, with offices based locally in the country you are visiting and in Australia so that you have a point of contact should you need to follow up on anything once you get home.
BENEFITS OF TRAVEL INSURANCE
There is no worse feeling then being stranded somewhere, after something traumatic has happened, not knowing who to call or where to go for help. The greatest benefit of travel insurance is that it gives you someone to call when your camera was damaged, when you are unwell and not fit to travel or when you missed your flight because of traffic. Better still using a reputable travel insurance company means that you will have a team of people working on a solution for you straight away, instead of having to deal with it when you get back home.
HOW TO ORGANISE TRAVEL INSURANCE
There are many travel insurance companies whom you can contact directly to arrange your travel insurance. Alternatively Travel Sphere's experienced team can provide you with recommendations to travel insurance companies you can rely on.