As the October half term fast-approaches, when many families will head overseas, MedicalTravelCompared.com is encouraging the parents of children with respiratory conditions to make certain they are adequately covered by their travel insurance policy.
Britons accumulate medical bills totalling an average of £55million per year, after injuring themselves playing sport on holiday, new research from Direct Line travel insurance reveals.
More than a third of people going on holiday this year do not intend to take out holiday insurance, according to new research for Nationwide Building Society.
Packing for a summer holiday can be a heavy business, with GB holidaymakers now cramming their suitcase full of goods worth thousands of pounds, a 67% increase over the past five years.
Nearly a third (30%) of young British travellers could be putting themselves at risk of hefty medical bills by failing to arrange travel insurance for their trips abroad.
Customers purchasing an annual travel insurance policy with Direct Line, between now and the end of April 2013, will receive a completely free night away at a UK hotel for themselves and someone special.
Britons who took more than one holiday in 2012 could have collectively saved themselves an estimated £195 million had they purchased one annual travel insurance policy instead of multiple single trip policies, according to research from Sainsbury's Bank Travel Insurance.
A surge in last-minute single trip travel insurance sales suggests that Brits are looking for the warmth that will be absent on these shores this Easter.
Families jetting off for an Easter getaway should check the levels of cover offered by their travel insurance, and not just opt for the cheapest policy available, warns MoneySupermarket.
Many travellers are anxious about or indeed consciously fail to declare pre-existing medical conditions to travel insurance companies, worrying that it will dramatically increase the premiums, they might have to limit the length of their trip or destination or even be refused travel insurance.
Hiscox, the specialist insurer, is urging an early review of insurance cover as part of prudent preparation for a winter sports holiday.
Millions are putting themselves at risk of sky high medical bills, with nearly one in four (24%) travellers holidaying abroad without travel insurance, representing a notable increase from one in five (20%) in 2011.
ABTA estimate that around six million overseas holidays will be booked in January and money saving comparison site Gocompare.com is advising holidaymakers to arrange their travel insurance sooner rather than later, because leaving it to the last minute means losing some valuable cover.
Whether people are searching for sun, sea, or snow this winter the cost of holidays can soon add up. But, as travelling costs escalate, many are choosing to cut corners on insurance and may come to regret it.
The cost of medical treatment for winter sports injuries has increased in four out of six of Britain's most popular foreign skiing destinations, according to new analysis from Sainsbury's Bank Travel Insurance.
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