Why travellers prefer Blue Cross
As the winter approaches, a significant number of Quebecers begin to plan their escape. They are the retirees that flock south each winter to enjoy warm weather in Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, or Mexico. And why not? Who wants to spend their days shovelling snow when they could be walking on the beach, right?
An estimated 1.3 million Canadians will prepare to head south for the winter to avoid the snow, poor driving conditions, and frigid temperatures, and these numbers are expected to rise in the next few years as more and more Canadians reach the age of retirement.
Considering the advanced age of the snowbird populace, and the fact they tend to travel for extended periods of time, snowbirds are faced with a completely different set of travel considerations than people who take traditional one- or two-week vacations. These factors affect their travel insurance needs, coverage options, accommodations, and health care needs.
On average, snowbirds spend about 60 days down south during the winter, so it’s important to take the time to properly prepare for each trip.
If you are planning on making the trip south this year, the following tips and advice serve as a reminder of the things you need to prepare before you leave:
Having a safe and relaxing trip has a lot to do with preparation. If you take the time to prepare properly for your trip and tie up any loose ends at home, you’re more likely to have a safe, healthy, and worry-free trip.