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The world is slowly (but cautiously) returning to travel. As soon as the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled-out, it is predicted that travel will increase exponentially. According to Wendy Knowler, Times Live’s Consumer Journalist, there are two costs you should not be skimping on when travelling during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Travel will continue to have a higher risk level and the inevitable challenges travelers face will continue throughout 2021 – regardless of the administration of the vaccine. The possibility of falling sick or having an accident while abroad still exists. It is therefore vital to take extra cover. The insurance included in flight-tickets or automatic insurance added from using loyalty cards or specific bank cards would simply not be enough. These free policies do not cover travellers’ medical costs should they fall ill, or cover travel booking change fees, cancellation fees or additional travel requirements as a result of travel changes forced by Covid-19.
Travelling during the pandemic remains unpredictable – flights are easily cancelled and countries can close its borders with little to no warning. You could get sick while abroad or just before travelling and would therefore need to adjust your travel arrangements with ease and without extra cost implications. This is where a travel management expert is of great importance to alleviate the stress of trying to cancel or change and re-book your travel. We recently did a story on our film industry travel management expert, Carol Riedt, and her last-minute money-saving services to clients stuck in Canada – read all about it HERE.
Many businesses are understandably cutting costs where possible during this time but skimping on these two specific elements could cost your business dearly in the long run.