Travel booking websites like Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity offer insurance products as part of their booking services that cover everything from travel to accommodations to activities like golfing or skiing. While these policies are often comprehensive and fairly inexpensive, they may not be the best deal available out there. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the travel insurance offered by travel booking websites and what you should do if your flight gets canceled or if your hotel burns down when you’re on vacation.
1) Always read the fine print
Before you book a trip online, take some time to read all of your travel booking website’s fine print. If you see that your website offers any kind of insurance, check into it and find out what coverage it provides, who is covered, and what exclusions apply. Pay particular attention to whether or not trip cancellation and interruption are covered as well as where you must file a claim in case something goes wrong with your trip.
2) Not all insurances are created equal
If you’re like most people, then you don’t have time to compare dozens of insurance policies. What you need is an easy way to shop for a plan that covers what you want without making your head spin. That’s where travel booking websites come in. They often offer good deals on travel insurance—which can protect your trip investment should something unexpected happen—and it seems easy enough: just add it when booking your flight, right? It’s not that simple.