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1. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 8y

yeah i know im sorry if their are so many threads on this subject - but im sure its the one thing that everyone finds confusing!!

1 thing i would love to know is WHY does every company charge that little bit more if your visiting USA or Canada as part of your trip??

WHY do companies advertise 12 month travel insurance and when it comes to getting a quote - the packages they offer are up to 60 or 90 days?!?!

so which company out of those who have done a RTW trip would you recommend and why?

i thnak you please

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y

Quoting makka

1 thing i would love to know is WHY does every company charge that little bit more if your visiting USA or Canada as part of your trip?

This would be because medical costs in the USA are rediculously expensive. I heard of someone just the other week who had chest pain on a flight between mainland USA and Australia which required the flight to make an emergency diversion to Honolulu. He was in hospital for something like 3 days and because of this and the procedures that needed to happen the bills totalled around $50,000AUD! Thankfully for him he reluctantly was talked in to taking insurance by the travel consultant and that has basically saved him having to sell his house to raise the money for the medical bills. In Australia for a tourist it would be a fraction of that cost as it is in most other developed countries. In Asian countries the costs for life changing medical stuff could be $100 and the same procedure in places like the US may be $10,000.

I can't help with what company to use if you are a UK resident. Hopefully some UK resident will have some knowledge on this aspect of your post.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 10, 2007, at 12:49 AM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 8y

good god - thats a hell of alot of money - ive never travelled without insurance as u just never know!! ... can be annoying that there is no such thing as a no claims discount when u travel often!

hopefully some British will give me advice on a good company .... so far that nomads group are looking like the best

4. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 8y

bummer - was kinda hoping for a better response

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