Spoilt for choice – compare travel insurance online
‘Travel insurance compare’ is currently one of the most popular search terms for holiday makers looking to purchase travel insurance. With a market brimming with choice, it is now widely recognised that shoppers aren’t making a simple decision over A or B and as a result they are likely to spend some time researching their options.
The internet has made this process much simpler for savvy shoppers, who are no longer required to spend days on end jumping from shop to shop for quotes. In fact, online presence is increasingly important to businesses, because if they are not easily found on Google, chances are they won’t make the cut when it comes to a purchase decision.
As a result of buying behaviour heading online, aggregator sites have become popular for shoppers looking to make the one stop without sacrificing choice. Rather than spend time trawling through websites, travellers can now rely on an aggregator site to do their dirty work for them.
In a nutshell, an aggregator website collects information from multiple online sources and makes comparisons between what it finds on an ongoing basis. For those looking to purchase travel insurance, these sites will summaries options direct from the insurer’s website, saving the customer a lot of time in the process.
Australian domestic travellers, overseas-bound holiday makers and seniors looking to avoid steep premiums have all benefited from sites that allow them to compare their travel insurance options. Not only are they visiting one place to examine policy coverage – from lost baggage to accidental death – they are also comparing prices to secure a cheap deal.
So why trust a website when you could make a face-to-face visit to a travel agent and have them do the same job? This is a valid question considering much of the internet’s content is of questionable authenticity, however given you find a trusted and legitimate site, leaving behind fears of engaging in internet shopping will save you in the long run.
Let’s further consider the travel agent scenario: let’s say you make a trip to visit your local travel agent. Twenty minutes in the car followed by another 10 waiting for someone to become available and you finally sit down with an agent. The personalised service is comforting and their travel expertise is outstanding, but after spending almost an hour of your time getting a quote, you are likely to find the figure almost double what you could have found online. Travel agent commissions can add on up to 50% on the value of your policy – in essence, you’re not only loosing time, but money as well.
Regardless of your place of purchase preference, shop front or Google, taking time to compare travel insurance policies will only benefit a traveller, and the internet has made the comparison process a whole lot easier for them.