Old Mutual Insure has launched an online insurance offering for people that are travelling locally. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency (ANA)
DURBAN - Travelsure Local is an online travelling insurance offering from Old Mutual Insure that has been created to make travelling within South Africa much easier. 

The insurance covers a range of things like trip cancellations, lost luggage and more that has occurred while travelling in the country. 

Magcino Gule, the Senior Manager for travelsure at Old Mutual Insure said, "travelsure is an online travelling insurance offering that is designed to provide cover for the essentials, such as trip cancellation costs, lost luggage and other losses incurred while travelling in South Africa".

The insurance covers one-way, return and multi-trip trips. 

The cost of the insurance depends on the extent of the cover, the nature of the business undertaken while travelling and the travel claims history. 

Old Mutual Insure said, "We have designed corporate travel insurance packages to suit both the cover requirements and the pockets of various organizations in the South African market". 

With travelsure local, customers can get cover for the following:

1. Baggage cover up to the value of R10 000;
2. Travel delays cover up to the value of R3 000;
3. Ticket cover due to cancellation or curtailment; and
4. Customised pricing suitable for the local market;
5. Travel service provider bankruptcy up to the value of R1 000.

Old Mutual Insurance encourages customers to take out the travel insurance at least three days before they travel. 

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