Why You Need Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip

5/21/2020

Buying travel insurance is a no-brainer if you're flying somewhere. But how about if you're driving? Do you also need travel insurance for your next trip if you're going by car?

Written by Christopher Elliott, courtesy of Forbes

Buying travel insurance is a no-brainer if you're flying somewhere. But how about if you're driving? Do you also need travel insurance for your next trip if you're going by car?

You do, say experts like Michael Lowe. He says travel insurance is "a necessity for those traveling."

"I've seen hundreds of cases where individuals are seeking compensation for their travel arrangements when they haven't even bothered to cover themselves from the start," says Lowe, who edits an auto components website.

And that applies to road trips, too. For drivers, travel insurance may be the most critical component of all.

Yes, you need travel insurance for your next trip

"Before pulling out of your driveway to hit the road this summer, it's a smart move to put travel insurance on your pre-vacation checklist," says Daniel Durazo, a spokesman for Allianz Travel. "Travel insurance may reimburse you for covered losses faced on the road such as trip cancellations or interruptions due to hurricanes and other weather-related events, to injuries or illness."

The next months — and maybe years — will be huge for driving vacations. A recent survey by MMGY Global, a travel and tourism marketing agency, found that as the coronavirus pandemic starts to loosen its grip, 68% of consumers feel safe in their cars. Hankook Tire's latest Gauge Index says 60% of Americans will take more trips by car as a result of the pandemic, probably because Americans currently feel more comfortable traveling by car than by plane. 

The next months — and maybe years — will be huge for driving vacations. A recent survey by MMGY Global, a travel and tourism marketing agency, found that as the coronavirus pandemic starts to loosen its grip, 68% of consumers feel safe in their cars. Hankook Tire's latest Gauge Index says 60% of Americans will take more trips by car as a result of the pandemic, probably because Americans currently feel more comfortable traveling by car than by plane.