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April 29, 2010

Post Office Travel advises UK activity holidaymakers

by Gill Montia

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Post Office Travel Insurance is advising Britons taking activity holidays in the UK to make sure their travel insurance policies are up to scratch.

According to research from Mintel, the domestic activity holiday market is growing fast, with nearly two million people embarking on domestic water sports holidays in 2009, and a million taking up a rock climbing or cycling vacation.

Given the risks involved in adventure activities, even in the UK, Post Office Travel is highlighting the need for adequate insurance and warning that common adventure sports, such as waterskiing and windsurfing, may not be included in a standard policy.

Most travel insurance offers cover for flight and rail delays and cancellations, plus lost or stolen valuables, but Post Office insurance also provides personal liability cover for those holidaying in the UK, and protection for sporting equipment while not in use, of up £300.

In other travel insurance news, Flybe is claiming to be the first airline to offer Volcanic Ash Insurance.

The policy provides cover should the UK Civil Aviation Authority or any relevant overseas equivalent close airspace and scupper holiday plans.

It is available with all Flybe online bookings until 10th May 2010, for travel up to and including 30th October 2010, at a cost of £6.99 per person.

 

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