Virtually all Canadian snowbirds know they must keep track of how many days they are in the US and outside of Canada because “bad” tax and non-tax surprises await those who are in or out of either country too long.
Two children in Cornwall buried their parents’ video camera in the sand to prevent it from being stolen whilst they went swimming, but could not remember where. Thankfully, the insurers paid out. Excerpted from The Telegraph Print
Young couple from Revelstoke, B.C., were hit with a staggering $4,600 bill when an Aeroplan booking mistake forced them to buy a last-minute Air Canada ticket to fly their two-year-old home from Europe.
A monkey threw my backpack off a cliff’ sounds rather like it’s from the ‘dog ate my homework’ school of excuses. But it is up there with some of the more unusual claims that have come across travel insurance assessors’ desks.
Check and double-check what your own insurance and credit card will cover — it may not be as good as you expect.
A couple on their holiday in Malaysia returned to their lodge to find that monkeys had stolen their clothes and scattered them all across the neighbouring rainforest. Fortunately, their insurance company paid their claim. Source: The Telegraph.com Print
A family’s camping holiday in Wales was ruined when a parachutist from a nearby airbase landed on their tent, destroying their equipment. Their insurer rejected their claims. * “Like” us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free daily Canadian Insurance Newsletter Print
Travel is an incredibly liberating thing. It opens minds, adds new perspective and lets people come out of their shell. But it also gives people a chance to climb back into their shell, if that’s what floats their boat.
“In more than one-third of all traffic fatalities in the province, the person killed was not wearing a seatbelt,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “Buckle up each and every time you get behind the wheel and make sure your passengers are buckled up too. And for both pedestrians and drivers, keep your heads up so you can see each other.”
“The front page of the policy also advised there may be limitations and exclusions to coverage, and stated: ‘PLEASE READ YOUR POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU TRAVEL,’ ” Justice Neilson pointed out. “Ms. Turpin did not read the policy.”
“Family travel plans could be interrupted or even ruined if necessary documentation requirements for children catch adults by surprise,” said Brenda Kyllo, vice president, CAA Travel Services. “It is critical that parents identify and obtain the required documents for their specific family or child’s travel.”