It’s summer in Nova Scotia! That means a great number of people will be packing their bags and heading out of town on vacation. While we usually talk about travel insurance in the winter, it is still important to have coverage in place for your summer travels.
Breanna Macleod, a broker in our Elmsdale office joined Caldwell Roach in March 2016 after working as a claims adjuster for a large insurance company. “Summer travel is no different that travelling any other time of the year. We suggest you have the proper coverage in place so that you can enjoy your trip without worry,” said Breanna. “In fact, if you travel several times throughout the year, it might make sense to purchase a multi-trip plan.”
She loves to talk to Caldwell Roach clients about their travels. A frequent traveler herself, here are her top tips for summer travel;
Booking Flights – book your travel as soon as you can. It’s a very busy time to travel and with flexibility in travel dates you can help keep your flight costs low.
Airport Delays - allow yourself lots of time at the airport for check in and security clearances. Just recently, WestJet and Air Canada have announced that due to increased security screening, passengers travelling to the United States should arrived at the airport 2 full hours prior to takeoff.
Keeping valuables safe – in many countries pick pockets frequent tourist destinations. Be sure to keep your valuables zipped in interior pockets of purses and knapsacks.
Reserve ahead of time – when possible, book your hotel accommodations and restaurant reservations before you leave on vacation. Things book up quickly!
Breanna and our other brokers are well-versed in travel insurance and will work with you to assess your needs and make recommendations. “I help our clients find the best coverage for their situation. It depends on where they are going, how long they will be away and the type of coverage they need,” she said.
She has travelled around the world to places like Africa, Australia, Turkey and China, but recently purchased a new home and is staying put this summer. Southeast Asia, Cambodia and Vietnam are on her future travel bucket list.
Be sure to call us to discuss insurance coverage for all your summer travel. Breanna and our team at Caldwell Roach are here for you. Call 1-888-511-0777.