Going to a major event this summer like Comic-Con? Here are four reasons why you should consider travel insurance.

CSA Travel Protection is based in San Diego—a major tourism hot spot. Summertime brings tourists to the beaches, the Del Mar Races, Sea World, the zoo and other local destinations. With many visitors in the city already, it can get crowded quickly. However, nothing is quite like what’s coming up.

Comic-Con International: San Diego is “the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.” It’s happening in San Diego July 23-27th, bringing more than 100,000 people into a relatively small downtown area. With this many people descending on San Diego at once, there are bound to be some trip delays and cancellations. It’s important to consider safeguarding against some of these kinds of perils, especially if you’ve invested more on your trip than you can afford to lose. That’s where travel insurance can help. 

If you’re still not convinced, here are four common misconceptions about travel insurance and reasons why it might be worth considering the investment. We chose our local Comic-Con as an example. However, these rules apply to anyone traveling this summer domestic or internationally.

  1.  “It’s a Waste of Money.
    At 4-10% of the cost of the trip itself, it can be an inexpensive way to protect yourself from certain unexpected events out of your control that could cause you to lose much more. If you’re spending more than you can afford to lose on your vacation, then you should consider Trip Cancellation protection.
  2. My medical insurance will cover me on my trip.
    A traveler’s primary medical insurance may not provide coverage outside of their network or service area, or may charge more for those services. Medicare is a common health insurance plan that has such limitations. And even if your insurance does provide out-of-network coverage, you’ll often have to shell out cash for emergency medical expenses and hope to be reimbursed later.
  3. My credit card will cover it.
    Actually, maybe not. Credit card coverage can provide coverage for fewer instances than specialized travel insurance, and usually offers lower limits. In addition, the card coverage will most likely not cover anyone traveling with you.
  4. I’m not traveling overseas.
    Accidents and delays can happen no matter where you’re traveling. If you’re investing in a lengthy or costly domestic vacation, it’s a small price to protect that investment.

Whether you’re traveling to San Diego for Comic-Con or to another major event, be sure to investigate if travel protection is for you. Safe travels!

About CSA Travel Protection

CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group company, is dedicated to providing valuable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers’ vacation investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. With over 20 years of experience, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and by offering products and services to meet their needs. Through award-winning customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way, whenever and wherever they are needed.