It’s summer! As the temperature continues to rise and with kids enjoying a long break, a lot of families are now enjoying the summer holidays or on their way to coveted tropical destinations, such as Bali.
Bali is a magical destination, particularly during got summers. It is hailed as one of the Top Ten Summer Destinations by Elite Daily. The post says:
Sun worshipers come for Bali’s sun, sand and surf, fashionistas flock to the Seminyak night scene, and urban escapists head here for stress-easing jungle tranquility.
Bali is the all-encompassing summer destination. Other southeast Asian destinations can’t compete with Bali’s mix of culture, history, stunning beaches, lush tropical vistas, great shopping, big surf, sexy hotels, sensual spas, sleek bars, restaurants and super friendly locals
Unfortunately, even the most perfectly timed and planned vacations can go awry when natural calamities strike. Unpredictable and beyond control, you and the rest of the humanity are at Mother Nature’s mercy during events such earthquake and volcanic eruptions.
Five Volcanoes Erupt In Indonesia, Blanketing Skies In Ash – this headline in The World Post gives you the goose bumps as it strikes too many sensitive chords. Aside from the calamitous effects on the population, there are impacts on the various impacts of the economy, including tourism.
It was reported in iTV news that Bali flights cancelled after Java volcano eruption. It says:
International airlines have cancelled flights to Bali after a volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s main island of Java.
Mount Raung is about 93 miles (150km) from Bali’s international airport, and has been blasting ash and debris 12,460ft (3,800 metres) into the air for days.
Authorities have closed five Indonesian airports due to the risks posed by volcanic ash.
In another news made by Niniek Karmini and Haven Daley for the ABC News, it was reported that the Eruption of Indonesian Volcano Sparks Travel Chaos
Ash spewing from a volcano on Indonesia’s main island of Java sparked chaos for holidaymakers as airports closed and international airlines canceled flights to tourist hotspot Bali, stranding thousands.
Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport reopened Saturday morning, while two airports on Java Island were still closed. Another airport, on Lombok Island, reopened late Friday.
Nuggets of Wisdom for Every Traveler
If you are already in Bali, booked to go there or already on the way, what would you do?
The event is unfortunate, but it is out of your hands. If you are booked, you may not be able to take that flight and get to Bali. There is a good change you may not be able to recoup your money, or not all of it. If you are there already, you will, in all likelihood be stranded in the resort, hotel or airport. Then you will be accruing expenses beyond what you have projected to spend not to mention the exposure to possible risks.
This is why it is good to focus on things that you can control to safeguard your interests and security when you are caught in a situation like this. And this is why there is such a thing as TRAVEL INSURANCE.
The Benefits of Travel insurance When Things Go Wrong
Travel insurance is generally the last thing on your list and certainly the expense you don’t want to have. In a natural catastrophe, such as the volcanic eruptions of volcanoes in Indonesia, it will turn out to be the wisest investment you ever made. While it may not prevent the calamity, you’ll have fewer problems to worry about, especially if you included coverage for travel delay or cancellation or trip curtailment. To be adequately covered, know what types of coverage that you can avail of.
When you buy travel insurance, your insurer will also provide you with a number of services that can be priceless during emergency. Most offer 24-hour emergency services designed to assist their clients, particularly during critical situations during their vacations in an international destination.
In the middle of this gloomy event, it helps if you have a travel insurance.