Travel insurance: France number one for ski claims

Saturday, 06 March 2010

Almost half of all travel insurance claims made over the last ski season were for incidents occurring in France, new research shows.

Data revealed 48 per cent of all claims were made during ski holidays in French resorts, with the remaining top five places held by Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Bulgaria.

This is despite a recent survey by the Ski Club of Great Britain which revealed more than half of skiers choose to hit the slopes without travel insurance.

Meanwhile, Ryan Shorthouse, reporting for the Daily Mail, said last week that reckless behaviour and excessive alcohol consumption can be a "toxic mix" when combined with fast downhill skiing.

Ski insurance specialist Rachel Croft explained: "Many people don't consider that they face the same risks when holidaying in Europe as they would further afield, even when skiing.

"For high-risk activity such as winter sports, travel insurance is absolutely essential and we strongly advise travellers to avoid having a lack of travel insurance and ruin a holiday."

Posted by Claire Carter

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