Greetings from Cape Town,
I cannot believe that the second month of the year is almost over!!! I hope that, so far, the year has started out on a good note for you with joy, love, and great plans for travel in the year ahead.
I write today to implore you all to think very seriously about why you would ever consider travelling without travel insurance.
When you travel, and we ask for details of your next of kin, your home address, your medical and travel insurance details, we are not being nosy, or pushing to sell you One. More. Product. It is for your safety, and ours. If you should fall sick while on holiday, and be incapacitated, someone has to take responsibility and make the decision to take you to a hospital. And then contact your next of kin, and if need be, evacuate you to your home country, or fly in your next of kin to be at your side to assist you.
I will use a fictional scenario to illustrate a point. We had a client scheduled to go on a full day wine lands tour. At 8am, the driver turned up to collect him, and he would not answer the door nor his phone. We had booked a private apartment for his stay, not a hotel. The concierge service and security told us that they had not seen him for two days, the last time I had also communicated with him. The curtains were drawn, and no amount of banging on the door, or calling out his name received any reaction from within the apartment. We were worried.
Finally at about 11am, we got hold of a spare set of keys and with security in tow gained access into the apartment where, we found our client semi-conscious. We called an ambulance, and rushed him to the hospital. He was checked, treated, kept overnight for observation, and released. He had had a bad bout of food poisoning. In this instance, it all ended positively and I am so very glad. He had travel insurance, so it was a quick matter of getting permission from his insurance company for authorisation to the hospital that they would cover ALL medical requirements.
Travel insurance is a grudge purchase, like all insurance, but you DO need it. And travel insurance will cover a wide range of emergencies, including, but not limited to:
· an insolvent airline
· delayed travel
· lost or delayed baggage
· accidents you caused while driving, or were involved in
· sporting injuries
· all other injuries
· civil unrest
Insurance is AWESOME!! They will be there. They will assist. They will get you home safely. Amen and Hallelujah!! I am done preaching 😁😁
And now….in planning your trips…. This year, our focus will be on Safaris. We urge you to get out there. Take opportunities to travel, and immerse yourself in nature, restore your soul and help with conservation.
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