Weather had been rough as we climbed Kilimanjaro, but it came to a head when snow at Volcano Camp broke the dining tent where the porters slept. We were evacuated off the mountain on day 6 of a 9 day itinerary. Our outfitter graciously arranged for an unplanned safari trip to fill the unexpected three days--charging us only his cost. When we returned home, I filed a claim for the extra cost for those three days of unexpected safari. The Travel Guard representative asked "don't you want to file for the three days of the trek that you missed?" We did and they refunded part of the cost of the Kilimanjaro climb in addition to the unplanned safari expenses. We've stuck with Travel Guard since and they've come through when we needed them more than once.
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If my airport is closed due to a severe winter storm, and my vacation is delayed, can I be reimbursed?Yes, for a severe winter storm travel insurance can help cover the expenses incurred if your trip is delayed and can cover reasonable, additional travel expenses such as, accommodations, meals, etc., until travel becomes possible.
How can travel insurance cover my vacation investment in the event of severe winter weather?In the event of a severe winter storm that causes the cancellation or delay of travel at your point of departure, travel insurance provides coverage under the Trip Cancellation and Interruption benefit. If your trip is cancelled for a covered reason, we will refund the pre-paid, forfeited, non-refundable trip costs trip up to the limit of coverage.
How else can travel insurance help me when my flight is cancelled or delayed due to winter storms?Most insurance plans available through Travel Guard come with valuable assistance services. This means if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to severe winter weather, we will work with the airlines on your behalf to book a new flight and get you where you need to be.
If a severe winter weather warning or watch is issued that may impact my travel plans, up to what point can I still purchase travel insurance?Insurance must be purchased 24 hours prior to when the severe winter storm warning or watch is issued. Once the severe winter weather warning or watch has been forecast, Trip Cancellation and Interruption losses resulting from the winter storm are excluded from the coverage of the policy.
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