Brits failing to take out travel insurance

Wednesday, 08 June 2011

Over half of Brits holidaying in the UK would not take out any travel cover, according to research from

The website's report found that 58 per cent of Brits on vacation in the country would not take out a travel insurance policy.

Its report also found that only 35 per cent of people staying in the UK for their main holiday would take out cover.

Bob Atkinson, travel expert at, said: "It may seem a waste of time having travel insurance for holidays within the UK, but you can still be caught out by events beyond your control.

"For example, during the recent ash cloud disruption, several internal flights between UK airports were cancelled."

He added that it is essential that any holidaymakers, whether they are staying at home or going abroad, should ensure they have basic cover in place.

Recently, ABTA The Travel Association noted that it is imperative people take out a policy when they go on vacation because if people do not they could potentially face huge costs if they fell ill.

Posted by Claire Carter

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