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UK holiday-makers warned not to ignore travel insurance
7:20am Friday 25th May 2012 in Business Daily
THE Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics have contributed to a significant increase in travellers opting for UK breaks this year but 78% are neglecting to take out travel insurance, reports travel extras provider, EssentialTravel.co.uk.
“Following reports that temperatures will soar to an all-time record temperatures of 101.3F within the next three weeks, this seems even more likely,” said spokesman Stuart Bensusan.
“It may be that insurance is considered an unnecessary expense,” he added, “but with 62% of Brits this year looking to spend between £500 and £2,000 on their holiday that could represent a costly mistake.”
He continued: “There is a ‘it will never happen to me’ ethos being courted by Brits currently. While British holidaymakers will have access to the NHS they will still require cover for delay and cancellation, personal belongings, pre-paid excursions trips and unexpected strikes.
“With the cost of domestic holidays on the rise, cancellation could end up being more expensive than a holiday abroad.
“We are urging all of our customers to invest in adequate travel protection. With policies starting from as little as £5 it really isn’t worth taking the risk - even for UK breaks.”