holidays that make you realize how important it is to have a safety net when abroad. Following are some
of the worst holiday stories where these travellers really could’ve benefitted from good holiday
sunbed when she felt a pinch on her bottom and saw a spider scurrying away. Writing it off as a normal
insect bite, she ignored it until she started feeling unwell a few days later. She rushed to the hospital
and was immediately admitted into intensive care as she had contracted an extremely rare flesh eating
disease from the bite. Her leg had grown to triple its size and the flesh had started to decay. Doctors
found fourteen types of bacteria in her leg wound and spent over 2 months removing the bacteria from
her leg along with dead tissue.
of unexpected stay and medical expenses from the multiple operations she had would all have been
covered if she had holiday insurance.
France with his girlfriend. On his way back home after ten days of holiday bliss, he realized he had
forgotten his green card back in his apartment in New York. He had his passport and other necessary
documentation but the airline crew told him he could not get on the flight without his green card and he
would need to get a letter from the U.S embassy if he didn’t have it. Also, there were no flights back to
New York for another week. Spending another week in Paris at around 50 euros per night was a massive
problem for Charles as he had already maxed out his credit cards and had little cash on hand. He ended
up having to get money wired from the U.S to be able to survive the week.
unexpected delays, your lodging and expenses are paid for by your insurance.
ransacked by rowdy locals who ate all the buffet food, dirtied the swimming pools, and stole their
belongings. Police reports were filed and investigations were held but no one could be deemed
accountable and their belongings were never returned.
covered the loss of their belongings and they were fully reimbursed.
formality, it’s a necessity.