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Spotlight on Insurance

Clients planning to rent a car while on vacation should be aware of several important factors. Of course, for those traveling to Britain or Ireland, it’s important to be aware that driving is done on the left side of the road from the right side of the car. Furthermore, most rentals throughout Europe are for manual shift, economy size cars, however upgrades to automatic and full size are available. In fact, clients can upgrade to a variety of sizes from 4-seaters to mini-vans or full size vans that seat up to 9 passengers. Bear in mind that Europe’s roads and in particular, its parking spots, are best suited for smaller vehicles, so clients may face a few challenges when driving larger vehicles.

Perhaps most important is that your client understands the auto insurance policies. First, car insurance is not an option. While your clients might believe that they have complete coverage through their credit cards, this is often not the case internationally. We strongly recommend they contact their credit card company to determine what is and isn’t covered while traveling abroad.  Furthermore, from a budget perspective, it’s less expensive to purchase insurance prior to departure because of the currency rates.

Sceptre Tours offers VIP CDW insurance to be booked prior to departure at a discounted rate; allowing complete walk away coverage, and strongly recommends purchasing at the time of booking.

For full list of legal declarations and insurance explanations for Sceptre Tours packages, click here.

Tip of the Week – Trip Protection Plan

Travel-InsuranceWithout question every vacation is an investment and every investor knows how important it is to protect their investments. Unfortunately, not every travel operator understands that it’s sometimes necessary to cancel a vacation. It might be due to illness or conflicts at work. It might even be due to a child’s rescheduled basketball game or any number of incidents that come up after the vacation is booked and paid for. Think that’s a problem? Think Sceptre!

With Sceptre’s Independent Trip Protection plan, your investment is safe. For only 8% of the total cost of the trip your customers can relax with the knowledge that they can change or cancel their vacation once for ANY reason. The plan must be purchased within 7 days of the original booking date and notification must be made up to 72 hours prior to departure to receive a full refund on payments made (less the protection plan costs and fees).

Complete details about Sceptre’s Trip Protection Plan can be found on the last page of our current brochure or by calling 800-221-0924 and speaking with one of our sales agents. Note this plan does not apply to Sceptre’s Groups or Escorted tours which are covered under a separate plan.