There are a number of gifts you can get a traveler or backpacker before they go on their trip. One gift in particular makes for the perfect add-on to any backpacker, budget traveler and world adventurer: Travel Insurance. It is often one of the last things people consider when planning for their adventure, yet it can be the most important.
For those who may not know, travel insurance can protect the traveler from theft, injury and accident. This is a regular product just like the health insurance you have back home. It protects you from the massive hospital bills that can occur at a moments notice in any foreign country. As well, it reimburses you for the personal effects that were stolen from that dodgey hostel. Each year World Nomads travel insurance protects thousands of travelers in a lot of the uncertain situations that travelers will inevitably encounter on their trips.
As a backpacker myself, I understand how travel insurance is the last thing one wants to think about and plan for when making arrangements for the trip of a lifetime. We don't plan to break our arm zip lining or getting into a car accident in Outback Australia. Just like we never plan on getting into a car accident back home. Yet back home we still manage to make sure we are covered for when that does happen.
Even though the price of insurance is worth the price when compared to the alternative, many travelers consider insurance a luxury, not a necessity.
So why do we not get insurance when we travel?
An extra $150-200 can be a lot of money for a budget traveler or a backpacker. It is the difference between going on that extra excursion or not. It could mean ending your trip a week early or even be the difference between getting a licensed SCUBA diving tour or the unlicensed one.
As well, many travelers feel that if they get travel insurance, then they will have to use it. Thus, if you don't get it, then you won't have to use it. That logic works.... right? Somehow, in the weary young travelers mind, not buying travel insurance keeps them safe.
This is all part of the reason why backpackers opt out of getting the travel insurance. Couple that with the likelihood that something will happen, and you've got as good a reason as any not to buy insurance. This is all why travel insurance makes a great gift for the backpacker and budget travelers in your family.
To buy travel insurance for the traveler in your family is the perfect gift as it allows them to spend their hard earned money on the travel that they worked so hard for, and it gives the family a piece of mind that if anything were to happen, their family member would be safe.
Get a quote for travel insurance as a gift for your traveler in the family. Check out the quote widget in the upper left hand side of the page. Or, go directly to World Nomads and find out what is the best plan for you.
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