So you and I think we can beat the odds, right? Out of all the people traveling this month that I am traveling I know I won’t get sick or need to go to the hospital. I don’t need travel medical insurance! No, not me! I haven’t had to use my domestic health insurance for over a year so this three week vacation outside my home country is going to be all fun, games, and no ouches.
Ha! Think again. Take a peek at this great CNN article about a broken bungee cord hurls a tourist into crocodile infested river! I bet this 22 year young Australian backpacker said the same thing as you about not needing international travel insurance. Thankfully, she listened to her gut instincts instead. She spent the couple dollars a day and saved herself over USD50,000 where her international travel insurance covered her medical and evacuation bills. Yep, this Australian lady realized that even good people have bad days!
So the next time you decide to hop on that airplane, plug in your iPod, and jam away to Jimmy Buffett, make sure you have your travel insurance. I promise, as a traveling scuba diver myself, it has allowed me another extra cushion of peace of mind. Hopefully I never have to use the great benefits on my travel insurance. But if I do, I am sure glad I gave up those few cappuccino’s instead of having to take my life savings to pay for that evacuation and international medical bill!
Here is that CNN article:
The video was frightening.
Twenty-two-year-old Australian backpacker Erin Langworthy made international headlines when she plummeted 111 meters from Victoria Falls Bridge into the crocodile-infested Zambezi River after her bungee cord snapped mid-jump on New Year’s Eve, 2011. Now she’s the face of Australia’s new AU$2.6 million (US$2.7 million) campaign urging tourists to buy travel insurance.
Please click here for the full article on http://travel.cnn.com/broken-bungee-cord-victim-becomes-poster-child-travel-insurance-352966