Pacific Cross provides travel insurance coverage for clients who were affected by the disruptions and technical issues in air traffic control at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last New Year’s Day. Through its Travelsafe Plan, Pacific Cross helps ease the burden of travel inconveniences by offering protection against flight delay, trip postponement, trip termination, among others.
“This 2023, we expect more Filipinos will be flying out of town or traveling outside the country. While this is exciting, there may be unexpected events that can negatively affect one’s trip. The NAIA incident is an example of where having travel insurance can help travelers manage the stress that comes from meeting the unexpected. We are happy that Pacific Cross is able to offer benefits and protection that can support clients at such a difficult time,” says Victor Tanjuakio, President & CEO of Pacific Cross Philippines.
A total of 361 flights were either delayed, canceled or diverted to other regional airports while around 56,000 passengers were affected on New Year’s Day. The equipment that provided uninterrupted power supply in NAIA terminals went offline unexpectedly and failed to connect to Manila Electric Co.’s backup commercial power supply.
As one of the leading medical and travel insurance providers in the Philippines, Pacific Cross understands the burden of unforeseen inconveniences to travelers. As a testament to its commitment to providing reliable and relevant coverage, Pacific Cross offers Travel insurance products especially designed to address travel challenges such as missed connecting flights, trip cancellations or baggage delays.
Aside from these benefits, travelers are also assured of medical coverage (including for COVID-19), as well as emergency assistance benefits such as emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, care for minor children, compassionate visit, and return of mortal remains. Travelers can apply for individual, family, or group coverage, which are also available as peso, dollar, or euro plans. Pacific Cross is also Schengen-accredited.
Earlier this year, a study by Tangere revealed that five out of 10 Filipinos are ready to travel internationally. According to the Department of Tourism and the Philippine Statistics Authority, more than 37 million domestic trips were made in 2021, a 38.16% increase compared to the almost 27 million taken the previous year.
“Pacific Cross aims to ease some of the worries that come with unexpected situations during travel. With Travelsafe, we are able to give clients the peace of mind they need so they can enjoy their trips,” shares Mr. Tanjuakio.
Secure your trip today. Avail of a secure and convenient Travelsafe plan anytime, anywhere via bit.ly/GetTravelsafe. Pacific Cross is #HereForYou.