Travel insurance

Travel Insurance – not a problem!

Sometimes we have clients tell us they are not eligible for travel insurance, which is pretty frightening. But we pride ourselves on finding the right and best insurance for our clients and usually surprise these clients by finding travel insurance they can afford. As a travel agent we have many avenues we can explore, recently we were able to get insurance for a very active over-90 year-old to his delight.
So ask us if you are concerned…

Neither is car hire

People in good health and fitness and with a full licence will usually qualify for car hire. Some companies have restrictions, but we will hunt around our extensive contacts and find the right car hire for you. So once again do ask us to do the research for you.
It’s our business!

Why travel insurance

Sometimes we find that folk don’t want to pay Travel Insurance, believing that accidents wont happen to them. Here is a salutory tale of four girls who were glad they did!

Four of the girls who were injured in a motor boat accident near Koh Samui in Thailand in July were insured with the insurance company we recommend. You may remember the news story about seven Australians being hurt in the crash between two boats on their way to a night festival.
This is what we have heard from the insurance company…

“The four girls [those who were insured] were taken to two local hospitals in Koh Samui for treatment.”
The insurance company “concerned about the basic level of medical expertise available in the Koh Samui hospitals” had a Doctor from Bangkok en route to Koh Samui within the hour.
“Within approximately two hours [the company] had two air ambulance jets from Bangkok on the way to pick up the girls with two additional doctors and four nurses.
Until our [the insurance company’s] medical teams arrived in Koh Samui, the girls had only received limited treatment and were relieved to see our [the company’s] team.

The insurance company “…informed the girls’ families as soon as we heard of the situation. They were provided with continuous updates on their condition”. Flights and accommodation were arranged for the parents and a support officer was on hand.
After six days three of the girls were flown home by the insurance company, the fourth required further surgery and was supported in hospital.

Each of the girls had paid just $124 for their insurance cover. By the time the three girls were flown home the cost had come to $145,331 and there was still more to pay.

At Mosman Cruise Centre we are always are happy to quote on travel insurance for you – even if we haven’t booked your trip – most travel agents are. See contact details.