Essential Travel & Tours does recommend that everyone should enlist in a travel protection plan while traveling. Please read “TOP 10 REASONS TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE“. Although the rise in cost for travel insurance prevents Essential Travel & Tours from providing a Travel Protection plan for our clients who travel in groups or individually, we would be happy to assist you in choosing a plan that would provide peace of mind during your vacation. Travel Guard provided by AIG has been esteemed as one of the best travel assistance service in the industry. It provides free 24-hour emergency travel assistance. Whether you need help finding medical care halfway around the world, making emergency arrangements to return home, or obtaining an emergency cash advance, you can access our toll-free hotline from anywhere in the world, any time of day. You may visit Travel Guard website or click here for detailed information.