Travel insurance: Leaving it late 'is a mistake'

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Travel insurance customers who want to ensure their next holiday is as cheap as possible should not leave booking until the last minute, according to the Travel Magazine.

Founder Sharron Livingston said leaving it late "will, these days, be more expensive" and is not advisable.

However, she claimed there are still ways to ensure you get the cheapest deal possible.

Ms Livingston stated: "My advice is to sign up to as many newsletters as possible because that's where online travel agents first promote their offers."

She added that when the odd last-minute bargain did come up, holidaymakers would find they were advertised first in those publications anyway.

Research by Holiday Which? from earlier this year revealed 44 per cent of travellers still use high street travel agents when booking a getaway.

A further 29 per cent said they phoned or visited a travel agent for information before making a final decision.

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