The task of organizing a group trip abroad is a difficult one and it falls to the tour group organizer or the group leader to keep everything in order. Whether the group traveling abroad is a church group visiting a different country, a school group taking a trip, or a group of colleagues going on a site visit or beginning a project, there is a lot to do to make sure everyone is kept safe and well.
While tour group leaders are often fantastic at getting everyone to the same place at the right time, booking accommodation and arranging meals, even the best leader can fall apart under the stress of dealing with an unexpected illness or a serious injury. In fact, even minor injuries and illnesses can throw a real spanner in the works. One way in which group leaders must be prepared is with insurance that covers their party.
Insurance for groups traveling abroad is essential not just for legal and safety reasons, but also for the assistance the insurers can give the tour leader. Where to take the injured person, how to find medical treatment, who can provide a vehicle and other questions can all be answered on the end of the emergency helpline often provided by insurers.
Further benefits that cover the members of a traveling group include coverage of up to $1 million for medical expenses, dental cover, trip cancellation cover, the cost of diagnostic tests and prescription drugs, medical evacuation to the closest suitable medical facility, and the cost of repatriation. Insurance that covers a group can be the most economical, and the most comprehensive, insurance on the market for foreign travel. Tour leaders check out the economical and convenient quotes available online for all-inclusive packages that cover groups of people from missionaries to exchange students.