Cancelling a trip can be disappointing. All your preparations must be stopped, and your bookings may be non-refundable. Your trip doesn’t have to be a total loss in such a situation. A travel protection plan with the Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) benefit may be just what you need. Travel Insured offers the Worldwide Trip Protector Plus plan, which includes CFAR. The benefit means what it says. You can cancel for any reason under the sun. Purchasing this plan can make cancelling easier on you and your finances.
Planning a Non-Refundable Trip with Less Risk
There’s a certain amount of risk involved with travel vendors that can’t be avoided. Hotels, airlines, car rentals, etc. can have policies that make it hard to get a refund. Some vendors may offer refunds under narrow terms. That may decrease your chances of meeting the necessary requirements. A protection plan with CFAR allows you to book your trip with less risk. You never know what may happen that may cause you to cancel. For instance, you may plan a trip to Miami with its great beaches and sunny skies. However, the news forecasters predict terrible weather for your entire stay. You grow dismayed. Everything is already paid for and it’s too late to ask for refunds. A plan with CFAR could alleviate the situation. You could have the option to cancel and not be bound by the refund policies of your travel vendors.
The Freedom to Cancel No Matter What
Normally, your reason for cancelling would have to fall under a number of covered scenarios in order for you to recover your losses. With CFAR, your reason for cancelling does not have to be covered. The benefit allows you to cancel no matter what the reason. Let’s say you’ve planned a trip to a quaint, little bed and breakfast in Maine. You and your spouse can’t wait to enjoy the scrumptious breakfasts. Awaiting you are charming surroundings, rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, you get sick a few days before you are supposed to leave home. You can physically go, but you know you won’t enjoy the trip if you do. Your choices are either to cancel and lose your money or take the trip feeling unwell. You have a third option with CFAR because it offers flexibility. A plan without CFAR would require a physician to restrict you from taking your trip. However, with CFAR, any reason qualifies you to be covered as long as you cancel 48 hours or more before your trip.
Up to 75% Reimbursement of Non-Refundable Trip Costs
Rather than lose your whole trip investment, CFAR provides reimbursement of up to 75% of your prepaid, non-refundable trip costs. That can be good news for your wallet after deciding to cancel. Some travel vendors may offer vouchers or credits instead of a cash refund. That can be frustrating if you don’t know your future plans yet. However, a protection plan with CFAR adds some surety to your trip investment. It guarantees a percentage of your money will be returned as long as you meet certain eligibility requirements. One requirement is to purchase a plan with CFAR within 21 days of your travel supplier receiving the first trip payment or deposit.* It’s that simple. If you do decide to reschedule your travel plans, getting some of your money back can help. You don’t have to live with a cancellation and have no way of recovering your money. CFAR gives you the wiggle room you need.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning a trip. The last thing you would want to do is cancel. In case that is necessary, a plan with CFAR can be a saving grace. The benefit can provide protection against the unknown. What could be better than that? Consider a plan with CFAR today. For more information, go to www.travelinsured.com.
*Other terms apply.