Inside Golf Travel : Inside Golf Travel March 2015
11 March 2015 | INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL Summer has arrived, and it’s around this time of the year that many people plan an overseas adventure or short getaway. And while booking flights, hotels and other attractions are certainly top of mind, one aspect that should absolutely be part of your planning is travel insurance. Imagine you are holidaying in the Greek islands with your spouse and you develop a serious illness. The local doctor refers you to Athens which has suitable medical facilities. The medical centre at Athens recommends hospitalisation so you can be monitored. Your spouse stays in a nearby hotel to support you when you need them the most. Sound far fetched? This is what happened to one Australian Seniors travel insurance policyholder. The policyholder was compensated for their hospital costs and all other overseas medical expenses as well as their spouse’s accommodation during the time the policyholder was in hospital. The policyholder wrote to Australian Seniors Insurance Agency to say: “ We wish to thank you for your prompt and professional handling of the recent medical emergency [we] experienced whilst overseas. We have advised all our friends and business associates of your excellent service and caring attention during this entire episode.” When you’re planning your next trip, consider an Australian Seniors Travel Insurance policy. One trip international policies start from $49^. Seniors Travel Insurance provides benefits like Overseas medical and Dental expenses; Luggage and Travel Documents, including Loss, Theft or Damage; Loss of Deposits and Cancellation Charges; Additional expenses; replacement of money and more. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you steer clear of some of the most common mishaps and mayhem that can mess up your holiday. Before you go • Passport and Visas – check passport has at least six months’ validity from date of return to your country, and any visa requirements. • Health – Take a list of all your current medications, their generic names, dosages and frequency taken. • Insurance –Travel insurance is as essential as your passport. • Mobile Devices – Turn off global roaming and data on your phone before you leave. Pick up a local SIm card at your destination. • Photocopy Documents – Photocopy your passport and travel documents. Carry a copy with you, separate from your main luggage and leave a copy at home with family. WHIle traVellIng • arrange Safe transportation – use reputable transportation companies and avoid unmetered taxis. • Keep Your Belongings Safe – keep belongings close to you at all times, be wary of strangers and take care in new and unfamiliar areas. To help you get the most out of your next holiday, Australian Seniors Insurance AgencyTM has developed a free downloadable guide called ‘50 Travel Tips for Seniors’. Visit www.seniors.com.au/ebook to download your copy. more information: www.seniors.com.au or call 13 76 76. Australian Seniors Travel Insurance products are issued and underwritten by ACe Insurance Limited ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687 (ACe), and promoted by Australian Seniors Insurance Agency Pty Ltd (ABN 48 097 746 391) (Australian Seniors). Australian Seniors is an authorised representative of ACe (Ar 270983). ACe and Australian Seniors only provide general advice, and do not consider your objectives, financial situation or needs. To decide if any of these products are right for you, please read the Seniors One Trip Travel Insurance Policy Wording and Product Disclosure Statement and Seniors Annual Travel Insurance Policy Wording and Product Disclosure Statement available at www.seniors.com.au or simply call 13 76 76. ^ example based on a 69 year old travelling to South West Pacific for 5 days. Top tips to avoid travel mishaps Early bird offer extended until 30 March 2015 - Call us today!
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