Travel insurance Updated:
Have you booked your next holiday yet? Many people already have – research from Expedia, for example, found that 8 January is the busiest day of the year to book a holiday, with many looking to escape the January Blues and have a well-earned break. But in all the excitement of booking a holiday, have you considered travel insurance?
Many people have a tendency to overlook travel insurance – or at best, get the cheapest policy they can find – on the assumption that it isn't really worth bothering with. This can be a big mistake, as not only will this kind of insurance have you covered if you lose your luggage or have your money stolen (for example), it'll also cover you in the event that you need medical attention. If the worst were to happen and you didn't have insurance in place, these costs could quickly escalate.
This is why it's so important to be prepared, and while price will of course come into it, it may not always be ideal to opt for the cheapest policy you come across. This is particularly the case if you'll be engaging in winter sports, for example, or even a golfing trip or scuba diving, as you may need a more comprehensive level of cover. It's all about finding the policy that meets your needs, so here are a few top tips to help you do just that.
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