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July 15, 2010

Travellers urged to take out insurance

by Richard Kilner

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UK holidaymakers looking to cut costs are being advised by Post Office Travel Insurance to browse their travel insurance options thoroughly.

Last year the number of overseas holidays taken by Britons declined by 14.5% as travellers sought to save money by taking fewer holidays or just staying in the UK.

Regardless of the longevity of the holiday, travel insurance is recommended for all travellers according to Post Office Travel Insurance.

People are increasingly getting cheaper holidays by participating in online auctions, with website eBay reporting a 20% drop in the cost of auctioned holidays over the last three months whilst the number of people buying holidays through the site during that time has increased.

Travellers who buy a holiday through an auction site can find more about their insurance coverage by contacting that site, and all travellers are advised by Post Office Travel Insurance to make sure they know that their coverage is adequate.

With the economic situation still tough, travellers are looking for numerous ways to cut costs.

LV= recently revealed that more than a quarter (26%) of travellers were skipping vaccinations for diseases such as typhoid, partly to save on money.

Needless to say, neither travel insurance nor vaccinations against preventable but serious diseases should be viewed as optional extras.

 

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