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February 12, 2010

Romantic travellers urged to take out insurance

by Richard Kilner

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, Direct Travel Insurance has urged couples going away for a brief break to ensure they have adequate insurance coverage.

Lack of insurance will leave couples exposed to a financial hit if they should suffer an accident, detracting from a holiday intended to be romantic.

This time last year, the average claim for an accident was £399, and £752 was the average claim for a cancellation.

Back injuries cost around £188, with stolen or damaged clothes costing £291.

Consumer Marketing VP Paul Thilo advised consumers to treat travel insurance as part of the general cost of going on holiday, adding that the cost of insurance was very small when weighed against the potential financial burden of accidents or other claim-worthy incidents.

The advice echoes that which the firm offered last year, when it urged consumers not to let the financial belt-tightening of the recession mean skimping on travel insurance.


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