Cheaper 'isn't always better' with travel insurance

Thursday, 02 December 2010

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Tourists should not assume that cheaper is better when it comes to taking out travel insurance.

Many travellers would be better off taking out annual cover rather than seeking a cheaper policy for a single trip, because it makes better financial sense, according to moneysupermarket.com.

This also means that Brits are covered for last-minute or off-the-cuff travel plans, the price comparison site's travel insurance expert Bob Atkinson explained.

He noted: "Generally, if you are taking two or more trips abroad, with one of those being long haul, then annual is better value by far.

"Plus it means you always have cover for any last minute trips, from city breaks to family weekends away."

Skiers in particular should take more care with their choice of travel insurance cover, with the price comparison website noting that many policies do not cover trips off piste.

There are also lots of insurers that will reject claims for accidents sustained by individuals who are under the influence of alcohol.

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