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Why travel insurance is as important as ever

by Tribune News Service | February 19, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
United Airlines passengers wait to check in bags in Terminal 1 at O'Hare International Airport, June 29, 2021, in Chicago. Lost luggage is one airline mishap that can be covered by travel insurance. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

The pandemic may be in the rearview mirror and travel may be booming again, but that's no reason to leave your vacation investment unprotected. There are a host of travel insurers out there, and it's best you check them out at the time you book a vacation.

Travelers booking with the ALG Vacations family of brands -- which includes Apple Vacations, Travel Impressions, Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations, Blue Sky Tours and United Vacations -- can take advantage of ALG's Travel Protection Plus, which can provide peace of mind, before and during travel.

The program, like many offered by other insurers, includes Cancel for Any Reason protection, which means that travelers can cancel their trip up to two hours prior to their scheduled departure and still get their money back.

ALG's plan also protects travelers from other mishaps. It has built-in price protections, a hurricane travel credit and allows guests to make changes to reservations.

Travel Protection Plus also includes travel insurance for post-departure needs. In today's travel environment where flights can often be delayed or canceled, travelers can feel secure knowing that their ALG Vacations trip can be reimbursed if the trip is interrupted or delayed. There are also reimbursements for missed connections and the plan can help pay for emergency evacuation should that be necessary.

Travelers can also receive reimbursements for additional inconveniences such as lost luggage, baggage delays, medical expenses and travel accidents.

Of course, it's hard to sift through all of the ins and outs and benefits of these policies, which is why booking with a travel adviser ensures travelers have the best possible experience.

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