Travel Insurance Policy
A Travel Insurance Policy For The Globally Aware
If you're looking around you wanting a different kind of travel experience, wanting to get involved in the world and not just float through it viewing everything from a distance, you're in good company. There are thousands in Australia alone who feel like you and there's a ton of ways you can learn more about how you can become involved. Be aware though, this kind of 'hands on' travel will need you to have an appropriate travel insurance policy.
Volunteering is emerging as the 21st Century's adventure travel alternative. It is, as it suggests, travelling to another country to give your time as a volunteer working on projects such as digging a well or building a school, setting up a farm or teaching children your native language. Most organisations love your help but can't afford to accommodate, transport or feed you so they ask you to pay your own way. Most volunteers find the rewards and experiences more than outweigh the comparatively small expense.
Some organisations can afford to pay a small amount but they're rare. For either you pay or they pay (a little) you will need to have fully comprehensive international travel insurance including air travel insurance. The organisations will expect you to have insurance, as they can't cover the kinds of massive expenses involved if you need major assistance.
iTrek's travel insurance policies provide protection for emergency, hospital and medical, dental, cancellation fees and deposits, luggage and personal possessions, credit cards, travel documents, passports, emergency cash, alternative travel, personal liability and way more.
Reading up and knowing about where you're going really maximises the excitement and anticipation. Because of this, iTrek are offering, with each travel insurance annual policy of 12 or 18 months, your choice of one of eleven Lonely Planet Shoe String Guides when you purchase your travel insurance policy. UK and Europe, China, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada, South East Asia, South America, Central America and Japan are the titles you can choose from - fantastic information, guidance and tips that will really get your travel juices flowing and heighten your knowledge of travelling lightly on the earth. This is $50 rrp value that really adds to the value of your discount travel insurance .
Having a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place is all a part of the responsible level of involvement this kind of ultra special challenge will require.
Lonely Planet Responsible Travel Tips
- Think beyond the obvious when you're buying souvenirs. If they are made totally or partially from animal skins, ivory or bones you may be supporting poaching. Wooden products could be made from old-growth rainforests.
- Keep to the existing track and don't be tempted to push through undergrowth to make a new path. In some areas, any disturbance can cause erosion and possible long-term damage.
- Be sensitive about conserving a communities food, water and energy supplies or you could be depriving the local community of their basic needs.