Travel insurance: Travellers urged to carry cash and cards

Monday, 01 February 2010

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It is imperative that those travelling carry both cash and money cards in their wallet to avoid making a claim on their holiday insurance while abroad, an industry expert has said.

According to Sarah Munro, head of Post Office Travel Services, taking cash is useful to pay for taxis, drinks and other small outlays.

Research by Santander found that 52 per cent of British holidaymakers use cash as their main means of paying for goods and services, with 20 per cent relying on a credit card.

"When travelling abroad we would always recommend that travellers cover all eventualities by taking a mix of foreign currency together with plastic," Ms Munro said.

Sean Tipton, a spokesperson at ABTA - The Travel Association, recently said it is essential that holidaymakers purchase travel insurance before heading away.

He stated that it is crucial holidaymakers examine a number of policies and select a product which meets all their individual requirements.ADNFCR-3010-ID-19589244-ADNFCR

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