Q. My parents are retired and enjoy travel. Their safety and security is always a concern while they travel. What tips may BBB provide?
A. Retirement should be a celebration of the conclusion of a successful career and the raising of a family and afford retirees more time to spend with family and loved ones.
Travel is often a desirable way for retirees to spend these golden years, but it can be stressful due to financial and health considerations. Better Business Bureau reminds seniors that with appropriate planning the stress may be minimal.
Whether you enjoy the mountains, the bright lights of big cities, the beach, historic sites, cruises or traveling abroad, the possibilities are endless. With a little planning and determination, enjoyable and safe vacations are obtainable.
BBB offers the following tips for retirees to enjoy travel:
Travel insurance is an option to consider for vacations. Travel insurance is good protection for a wide variety of things on your trip. If required, reimbursement of lost luggage, delayed air travel, or getting your money back if you become ill in the middle of the trip and return home. When looking at the types of travel insurance available; read the fine print carefully. Be sure to bring the travel insurance information on your trip so you have all the information available if a claim is necessary.
Visit bbb.org to view consumer and business tips.
Jim Winsett is president of the Better Business Bureau in Chattanooga.