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  • Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • 2010 Travel Hotspots: Purchasing Insurance Will Be Cool!

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    Author: Blog Writer

This year’s international travel hotspots include many countries that have been associated with strife and war last year—so if you find yourself visiting any of them, you’d better carry adequate international travel health insurance. Trends indicate that among popular international destinations this year are Sri Lanka and Iraq.

But all destinations are not about war and guns—Turkey, for instance, will see a huge surge in tourist travel, because of its capital being christened one of the European Cities of Culture this year. Also, South Africa, simply because of the forthcoming FIFA Soccer World Cup to be held there, will see a huge influx of tourists as well.

When traveling abroad, especially in countries where war has been a way of life, it is best to check often whether the U.S. government has issued warning or alerts against travel to the country. If your bookings are non-refundable, it is best to also purchase trip cancellation insurance with “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage.

It is also a good idea to check what the ground reality is, by asking some friends or immigrants who are originally from that country. Take that opinion with a pinch of salt, though, because locals might always have a different perspective of “safe” than an outsider. Bon voyage!

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