The question of whether to get travel insurance is one that comes up often.

This question has become even more relevant in recent years due to the pandemic, but even prior to 2020 it was an extremely common inquiry.

Our answer has never changed: We strongly recommend that all guests, regardless of age or health statues, purchase travel insurance.

Every season we have incidents happen that end up impacting our guest’s ability to travel. The only thing that they have in common is that they are totally unexpected.

No one ever plans to get sick or injured.

In March of this year, we had a 25 year old guest get severe food poisoning from a sushi restaurant she had eaten at the night before. This was a restaurant she had visited many times in the past, and while she never had any issues before, she certainly got unlucky on this particular visit.

She was so ill she was unable to make her flight the next day. Without insurance she would have had to pay out of pocket to reschedule her flight and hotel rooms. Because she had extensive travel insurance coverage she was reimbursed.

Just last week we had a guest test positive for COVID just a few days before his 16 Day Canadian Trip of a Lifetime was to begin. At this point, all flights, hotels, trains and transportation were booked and paid for. Luckily, his travel insurance provider will be reimbursing him in full for his missed trip and he’ll travel with us as soon as he is healthy again.

We hate to see guests get sick or have something happen that prevents them from travelling. While we will always do our best for our clients, in many cases, large components of the trip cannot be reimbursed. For this reason, we direct our guests to Sanderson Travel Insurance. We’ve been recommending them for over eight years and our guests have always been looked after in the best way possible.

How good is the present COVID-19 Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance? If you or any travelling companions happen to test positive before your trip starts and you have to cancel your trip, you will all be covered and eligible for a 100% refund of your trip costs.

Please feel free to reach out to Sanderson Travel Insurance to learn more and get a full quote.