Do I need travel insurance?
As an experienced travel agency, we can give you recommendations for travel insurances, but eventually you have to take out the travel insurance that suits you best. To give you some help and guidance in finding the right travel insurance, The Travel Agency explains the most important things about how you can protect yourself and your belongings when on holiday.
Why do I need a travel insurance?
A travel insurance is something you should always get when you leave the country. Everyone wishes for a beautiful and smooth holiday with no incidents, but experience tells us, it’s better to be safe than sorry. You only need to slip on the wet tiles around the hotel pool, or take pictures during a hike and twist your ankle. It’s those few seconds when things go wrong that can lead to a very expensive end of your relaxing holidays.
To protect yourself (and your wallet!) when you have an accident or a sudden illness in a foreign country, you should take out at least a basic travel insurance to cover your needs. Many travel insurances also cover your belongings, take care of you if your flights are delayed or provide financial support when your luggage ends up in Stockholm instead of New York.
Depending on the length of your travel and the activities you plan, there is a large number of different travel insurances that cover as less or as much you want. If you are about to do extreme sports during your holidays, you’ll need a special holiday insurance to cover this as most travel insurances only cover basic sports activities such as hiking and snorkeling.