Nobody hopes for thunderstorms to block their once-in-a-lifetime view of the Amalfi Coast or cancel their bungee-jumping plans in New Zealand, after all. So, it’s not a huge surprise that someone is finally addressing the ‘problem’…short of controlling the weather itself.
With this insurance, travelers who have had rain on four or more days in a single week of their trip are eligible for reimbursements up to 400 Euros (US$556). Aon France will determine exactly how much the traveler should be reimbursed based on satellite photos of the traveler’s locale. (Although that seems a little subjective, right? Does four days of drizzle cancel river rafting any less than four days of heavy downpour?) The travelers will get a message via phone text or email with news about whether they’re to be reimbursed.
With the oddities in weather recently from global warming, I wonder whether a string of rainy weeks could put this company out of business. But they figure–based on a trial run last year–that about 10% of those interested in the insurance would get reimbursed because of rainfall.