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Reimagining Travel

Established in 2023, Reimagining Travel is redefining the travel experience: by being on a mission to make travel more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive.

Our journey began 15 years ago with a vision of change, and now we’re officially here to rewrite the rules of exploration, for our purpose is clear: lead the travel industry towards sustainability, enhance the travel experience through technology and innovation, and promote responsible, ethical, and inclusive tourism.

Travel that benefits the environment, ecosystems and community.

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Navigating Sustainable Travel Insurance & Experience with Reimagining Travel

Introduction:

Welcome to Reimagining Travel, where we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive guidance on all aspects of responsible and sustainable travel. In this blog, we will delve into the intricacies of travel insurance, shedding light on its importance, the various types available, and how it aligns with our commitment to sustainability and ethical travel practices.

Understanding the Significance of Travel Insurance:

As you embark on your journeys around Africa and the world, it is essential to prioritize your well-being and peace of mind. Travel insurance serves as a safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost luggage, and other unexpected events. At Reimagining Travel, we recognize the significance of comprehensive travel insurance in ensuring that your travels are not only enjoyable but also secure.

Types of Travel Insurance:

When considering travel insurance options, it is crucial to be well-informed about the different types available. These may include trip cancellation and interruption coverage, emergency medical and dental benefits, baggage loss or delay coverage, and emergency evacuation and repatriation services. As part of our commitment to sustainable travel, we advocate for insurance policies that prioritize ethical underwriting practices and align with our values of responsible tourism.

Sustainability in Travel Insurance:

At Reimagining Travel, sustainability is at the core of everything we do, including our approach to travel insurance. We advocate for insurance providers that demonstrate a commitment to environmental and social sustainability. This may involve supporting companies that invest in renewable energy, minimize their carbon footprint, and contribute to community development initiatives in the regions they operate.

Ethical Claims Handling and Customer Support:

In the event of a travel-related emergency, the ethical conduct of insurance providers is of utmost importance. Reimagining Travel partners with insurers who prioritize fair and transparent claims handling, ensuring that travelers receive the support they need when facing challenging circumstances. Our recommended insurance providers uphold ethical standards in their customer service, treating policyholders with respect and empathy throughout their interactions.

Protecting Local Communities and Environments:

Sustainable travel insurance extends beyond the well-being of individual travelers; it encompasses the protection of local communities and natural environments. Reimagining Travel advocates for insurance policies that consider the potential impacts of travel on destination communities and ecosystems. By supporting insurers that promote responsible tourism practices, we contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and the conservation of natural resources.

Encouraging Responsible Travel Behaviors:

An integral aspect of sustainable travel insurance is the promotion of responsible travel behaviors among policyholders. Through educational materials and proactive communication, Reimagining Travel empowers travelers to make informed, ethical decisions during their journeys. This may include guidance on respecting local customs, minimizing environmental impact, and supporting sustainable tourism initiatives.

Sustainable Insurance Suggestions

Travel insurance broker Naturesave donates 10 per cent of the premium you pay to its dedicated charity The Naturesave Trust. The trust provides grants to environmental projects, funds sustainability advice for SMEs and plants a tree for every insurance policy taken out.

Naturesave has a unique no-fly holiday incentive scheme where its staff are encouraged to avoid air travel. All staff are offered up to four days extra paid annual leave (or ‘no fly days’) when they choose to travel overland instead of flying. The firm founded the Climate Perks campaign to promote the initiative to other businesses.

Through its ‘Campaign for Divestment’, the company lobbies the insurance industry to urgently divest from the fossil fuel industries that harm the planet and the people living on it.

Travel insurance is available either as a stand-alone option, or as part of Naturesave’s Home Insurance package. The maximum period for any one trip is 60 days, with winter sports included for up to 17 days.

When you buy travel insurance with World Nomads, you have the option to add a ‘micro donation’ to your policy price to help fund a community development project.

World Nomads partners with reputable global charities and non-profit organisations such as Oxfam, Water Aid, Save the Children and Sea Turtle Conservancy to help you give back to the places you travel to. It absorbs the administration costs so that 100 per cent of your donation goes directly to the project of your choice.

Since 2004, the insurer has donated almost £3 million to 260 sustainability projects worldwide. It also has lots of handy articles and a Responsible Travel Guide on its website offering tips on how to be a more sustainable traveler.

World Nomads’ travel insurance policies are underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance S.A. UK Branch, which is fully owned by AXA and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.

Evergreen Insurance partners with Just Travel Cover for travel insurance. It then donate a portion of its commission (up to 25 per cent, depending on how long you’ve been with them) to a wildlife or nature charity of your choice. This makes it an unusual entity in the world of insurance, which is traditionally driven by profit.

The charities spend the money in different ways; rehabilitation of animals, educating people, reducing waste and creating environments for nature to thrive. You can choose where you want your money to go from a panel of 25 organisations.

As well as travel insurance it also offers home, pet, life and gadget policies.

Ethical travel specialists Responsible Travel has teamed up with Columbus Direct to create an insurance product where you can get a discount and donate money to charity – you can choose how much you do of both. Responsible Travel customers get a 20 per cent discount on normal Columbus rates to play with. You can choose between taking all the discount yourself, giving it all to charity, or taking half as a discount and giving half to charity.

Responsible Travel donates money from its travellers to four charities: The World Cetacean Alliance, Elephant Family, All Out Africa Foundation and Surfers Against Sewage.

Conclusion:

Travel insurance is an indispensable companion for every traveler, offering protection and reassurance as you explore the world. At Reimagining Travel, we are committed to guiding you towards sustainable travel insurance options that align with our values of ethical and responsible travel. By prioritizing insurers that uphold sustainability, ethical conduct, and community well-being, we ensure that your travels contribute to positive outcomes for both you and the destinations you visit.

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