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Don’t skimp on travel cover, Britons advised

Don’t skimp on travel cover, Britons advised

Category: Travel

Updated: 28/10/2010
First Published: 28/07/2009

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Britons have been urged not to skimp on travel cover after new research revealed that as many as 30 per cent of UK holidaymakers are considering cutting back on buying travel insurance.

Furthermore, an increasing number of people are taking out single trip travel insurance, according to American Express Insurance Services.

Holidaymakers that are planning a break closer to home this year have also been advised to make sure their British trip is sufficiently covered.

Chris Rolland, head of the insurance firm, said it is still important to make sure domestic breaks are covered in order to ensure holidaymakers don't find themselves out of pocket if they have to cancel the trip or if something goes wrong.

If consumers are looking for ways to cut down on their travel insurance, they have been told to: consider a multi-policy trip if they are considering more than one UK holiday this year; look at annual multi-trip plans that cover business and children travelling independently; avoid worldwide insurance when travelling to Europe and; shop around online to find the most competitive travel insurance offers.

"Whether you are planning your holiday in the UK, or looking for a last minute holiday abroad, adequate insurance cover is vital," added Mr Rolland.

The advice comes just a few weeks after an industry study found that holidaymakers travelling without insurance risk huge medical care bills should an accident occur, with the average medical claim amounting to £678.

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