At least it feels this way. The internet keeps us in touch with people in the four corners of the world, we can buy products made in almost any country, and certainly people are travelling more.
Global travel is on the increase. Businesses must think global in order to compete; countries are turning to tourism to solve their financial strains and to develop their infrastructure; airlines are decreasing their fares in order to attract the frequent traveler; new discount airlines have opened up in order to win more customers; and all of this allows many people to visit other countries or their families that are far away when before it would not have bene possible.
All of this movement means people are regularly finding themselves in foreign countries, surrounded by new languages, different cultures, and not being familiar with how to solve an emergency should one arise. For years there has been Travel insurance available for the travelling public, but it is often forgotten, and often disregarded. Out of sight, out of mind. It takes just one accident, one tragedy, or one emergency to make people wish they had not forgotten to buy protection – but normally it is too late.
“For years there has been Travel insurance available for the travelling public, but it is often forgotten, and often disregarded. Out of sight, out of mind. It takes just one accident, one tragedy, or one emergency to make people wish they had not forgotten to buy protection – but normally it is too late.”
In Vietnam, the travelling person has several companies to choose from when deciding on their Travel insurance, but frequent travelers can sometimes forget about the option of an Annual Travel Plan. This is a policy that when purchased, offers protection for a full year and for an unlimited number of trips. No need to remember to buy a policy for each trip, no need to register each trip with the insurance company, no need to worry about what happens if you are outside of your home country when an emergency happens. The Annual Travel is perfect for the frequent traveler – the business person or the tourist who travels often. Once it is purchased and the identification card issued, coverage is provided for a full twelve months regardless of how many times a person travels outside of their home country. There are restrictions and rules so it is best to make sure you familiarize yourself with the policy, but the comfort of having the proper protection is well worth the annual cost. Not only are medical emergencies handled by one convenient telephone call, but it offers other benefits such as getting assistance in your own language, referrals to lawyers or other authorities, coverage for damaged or lost baggage and replacement documents, reimbursement for travel delays and many other features. All of these conveniences make the Annual Travel plan an important policy for the frequent traveler.