Travel insurance for Mexico in demand

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Demand for travel insurance for trips to Mexico continues to grow, according to a new data report from InsureMyTrip. Mexico topped the list of most popular international destinations for US travelers purchasing comprehensive travel insurance in 2014. Italy and United Kingdom rounded out the top three.

TOP INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS

  1. Mexico
  2. Italy
  3. United Kingdom
  4. France
  5. Israel
  6. Spain

The US Department of Commerce also reports an increase in travel to Mexico. In 2014, roughly 25 million US travelers visited the country, up 22 percent from 2013. Travel over the border was also a significant contributor to overall Mexico performance from March through December. US air travel to Mexico (6.9 million) was up 11 percent. (Source: US Dept. of Commerce)

BEST TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR MEXICO

Most travel insurance customers purchase a comprehensive policy for trips to Mexico, according to InsureMyTrip.

Comprehensive policies from InsureMyTrip providers offer a variety of benefits including trip cancellation, trip interruption, medical and emergency evacuation coverage.

“It is no surprise that Mexico continues to be a popular destination for American tourists. However, financial and health concerns are a factor when planning trips to this country. In turn, more are purchasing travel insurance to mitigate the risks,” says InsureMyTrip CEO Jim Grace.

According to licensed travel insurance agents at InsureMyTrip, travelers are most concerned about the following when planning a trip to Mexico:

Bad weather affecting travel plans

Health and safety issues affecting travel plans

Medical care required abroad

MORE: New safety warnings for US travelers heading to Mexico

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