Picture this: Wedding season is right around the corner, and your clients are looking to plan a romantic trip to Cancun to take some much-needed time away. You’ve thoughtfully created an itinerary with all of the bells and whistles they were looking for, and just as they’re about to take off, you receive a call that their flight has been canceled due to a severe weather warning.
Although your clients may not want to think about what could go wrong, travel doesn’t always go as exactly as planned. That’s where travel insurance comes in. The most important benefit that travel insurance can offer is peace of mind that when something unexpected occurs, your clients can protect themselves and their hard-earned money while they’re away on vacation.
To help you start the conversation with your client about purchasing travel insurance, here are our top reasons why travel insurance is necessary for any romantic getaway:
Protect Their Investment
The unexpected events that happen while traveling can be stressful enough without the added costs that come with it. With travel insurance, your clients don’t have to break the bank while they’re dealing with travel interruptions. At Allianz Global Assistance, our dedicated customer service team is available 24/7 365 days a year to ensure that your clients can conquer the unexpected and truly enjoy their vacation free from worry.
Whether your clients are luxury travelers or vacationing on a tight budget, travel insurance can fit into any budget and may actually save them money along the way if things don’t go as planned. Depending on the level of coverage your clients are looking for, travelers can choose from a number of plans that vary in level of cost.
With flu season in full swing, it’s not easy to avoid getting sick, especially in heavy traffic areas like an airport. Even if your clients are generally healthy, if they catch something, many U.S. health insurance policies (including Medicare) can’t provide complete coverage to travelers overseas. Travel Insurance can help your customers get the medical care they need— so they can get to back to enjoying their trip.
Mother Nature Doesn’t Know Your Clients Are on Vacation
Weather can be very unpredictable, and when it’s time to leave for a romantic getaway, seeing threatening weather alerts can leave travelers feeling a little uneasy as to how that affects their big plans. If there’s the possibility of a storm on the horizon, encourage your clients to purchase travel insurance as soon as possible to ensure they can receive the most out of their benefits. Once a storm is named by the National Hurricane Center, it becomes recognized as a foreseeable event with a known potential to affect travel and cannot be covered.
For more information about how travel insurance can provide benefits during a natural disaster, check out some of our other articles here and here.
Benefits to look out for:
- Trip Interruption/cancellation
- Lost luggage
- Natural disaster benefits
When Should Clients’ Purchase Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance companies recommend that travelers purchase their insurance as soon as possible because when they buy earlier, it allows them to have more options to use their insurance successfully. For example, if your client wanted to cancel a trip because they got sick a week before they bought travel insurance, they might not receive benefits because of a pre-existing condition prior to getting insured.
As always, if you or your customers have questions about how travel insurance can benefit their vacations, contact our award-winning customer service team today at (800) 284-8300.