The number of Indians holidaying overseas is projected to treble by the year 2025, according to a report by the aviation think-tank. Irrespective of the travel destination – be it domestic or overseas – this almost exponential increase is highly reflective of the changing lifestyles of people where travel is becoming a significant part of both higher and middle-class families.

Extensive research and resources go into planning and executing a successful trip. Several times, things don’t usually go as planned. Travel insurance is a good way of ensuring that you have a helping hand throughout, and even after your trip. Here are five reasons why travel insurance is your best travel partner:
  • Covers you from expenses resulting from medical emergencies

    Travelling to a new place can mean a different climate, food and also a distinct medical system. When ill or injured at a place away from home, travel insurance can help you navigate better. With a 24X7 helpline, the insurer can contact local healthcare providers for you, especially at a place where you do not know the language. Some insurance providers also cover medical evacuation expenses such that you do not have to shell out anything towards emergency shifting from the place.
  • Compensates you for delays or cancellation of flights

    Delayed or cancelled connecting flights can dampen spirits. However, with a travel insurance policy, you can find solace in the fact that you would be recompensed adequately should you miss a flight or have your plains derailed because of a cancelled flight. Moreover, one cancelled flight is bound to have a domino effect on the remainder of your travel itinerary, considering your reservations at the hotel or the logistics that you had booked would no longer be valid. That is the reason why a comprehensive travel insurance cover becomes a sheer necessity in times such as these.
  • Compensates for loss/theft of baggage, passport and other valuables

    When travelling to a foreign country, a lost passport can leave you feeling off-kilter. Your travel insurance provider can help you not only in negating your documentation costs, but also guide you through the process of getting emergency travel documentation. Similarly, with travel insurance, you would be able to claim for the cost of a lost baggage.
  • Provides you with a personal liability cover

    A personal liability cover is intended for some unforeseeable incidents when you might end up being held responsible for financial damages caused either to a third-party directly (through bodily harm or injuries) or their property. Moreover, the aggrieved third-party can entangle you in a legal mesh, something that can prove extremely sticky to get out of - particularly in a place where you don’t have any counsel to fall back on. A travel insurance policy can be pivotal in helping you get sufficient compensation against any legality-related expenditure that you may have to incur.
  • Peace of mind

    The most important thing that you get with travel insurance is peace of mind. Getting away from the rut of everyday life should also include leaving behind worries about what might go wrong when you are meant to be enjoying. With travel insurance, you can rest assured that whether it's a broken toe or a lost bag, you have help.

  • Thus, before embarking on a trip, make sure you have availed a travel insurance policy that best aligns with your needs.

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    DISCLAIMER

    The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.



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