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Policy prevents campers from crying in the rain

Posted On: Nov. 4, 2019 12:10 PM CST

Rainy camping day

Travelers can quite literally get a “rain check” if their vacation is ruined by poor weather if they have purchased a rainy day protection policy.

European vacationers can now purchase a policy from Kidlington, England-based insurer Setoo Ltd. through French outdoor travel booking site that will allow campers to cancel and receive compensation for their holiday 72 hours in advance if rain is in the forecast, the companies announced jointly last week.

Policies are priced based on real-time weather data and typical characteristics for the campsite at the dates reserved. Setoo’s platform is designed to push out automatic notifications to campers if it could be raining cats and dogs at their site and give them the chance to cancel and receive compensation immediately.