More than 1,000 world heritage sites waiting to be explored
Most of us who love travelling to exotic locations in the lap of nature can now add a few new exotic destinations to our lists. These include a sprawling wetland in Botswana, a prehistoric cave in France, which was only discovered in 1994, and an ancient geological phenomenon in the US which are some of the brand spanking new sites that have recently been added to the Unesco world heritage list. This brings the total number of destinations deemed to be part of the world’s cultural heritage to more than 1,000 sites, the Guardian reports.
Especially travellers who are above 50 are interested in seeing as many heritage sites as possible. You will find them in online forums and on sites like Couchsurfing.org where they hunt for details and even look out for potential travel companions.
However, before taking off to a distant land, perhaps the most important task is to ensure that you’ve got the correct travel insurance so that you are insured against any unforeseen event, including health scares or any other losses that you may incur if you, say, lose your baggage while on holiday. You should also ensure that your travel insurance cover supports activities that you will be engaging in on your trip. For example, for a trip to Africa, it would be smart to opt for a cover that includes safari trekking.
Do bear in mind that the duration of your trip is quite inconsequential when it comes to getting travel insurance. Whether you are off for a long weekend or a month, it is imperative to get that insurance done (preferably one with an evacuation policy), especially when travelling to a developing country like Botswana where there are vast stretches with no medical facilities.
According to an in-depth Datamonitor report of the travel insurance market in 2011, the older generations in the UK are most likely to buy insurance via banks while the younger generations are more likely to be using the internet and comparison sites. However, travellers above 50 are well-advised to search for the right policy online to get the best deal.