Chat Recap: Your travel insurance questions answered

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:08 PM ET

A majority of Canadians plan on vacationing this summer, but shockingly, only half say they regularly purchase travel insurance before leaving home.

A survey conducted by BMO Insurance found that 83% of us plan on leaving town between May and September, and that we're likey to head to the U.S., Europe and Central and South America.

While Canadians plan on spending an average of $3,073 on summer travel, less than half will be using a portion of their budget to purchase travel medical insurance, the survey found.

Read about the full survey results here

Purchasing the right kind of travel insurance can be confusing. Join our live chat on May 30 at noon EST with Michael Duchesne, travel insurance expert from Travelzoo.ca. Michael will be answering all your questions on travel insurance, from the best policies and what to ask travel insurance providers when buying, to the best places to buy insurance and if you really need it when travelling to another province.


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