What are the reasons to buy travel protection? We use Allianz Insurance a lot so we trust what they have to say. Here's what Kimberly Seay, Allianz director of assistance lists as her top reasons. She's the one that answers the phone when something goes wrong - so she knows!
Recently I was reminded of a few hidden travel agent services that I routinely provide. These will not make the top 10 list or even mentioned in our previous post on the travel agent services. Both occurred in the past few days from current clients. And both made the travel process so much less stressful for my clients - and even saved them money.
Recently I got a call from a client that was interested in a mass market ocean cruise. She had the supplier, dates and ship all picked out. I had previously introduced this client to river cruising via AmaWaterways. She asked what the benefits of booking through a travel agent for an ocean cruise. The cruise line advertised quite a bit and she didn't think she needed much help from a travel professional. So I thought this would make a good posting since many of you probably have the same question. so here's how I responded:
In our previous post Should I get travel insurance? we talked about two main reasons to get travel insurance. The first involved things that can happen before we travel. This covers you when you don't want to leave someone we love at a critical time like a medical emergency. The second reason is about what happens during travel and protecting against medical costs while traveling or trip interruption.