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07 February 2013 09:38
Holidaymakers have been urged to arrange insurance before jetting off
ABTA has warned about the dangers of travelling without
travel insurance after research found many holidaymakers were taking the risk.
The travel organisation said nearly one in four people are putting themselves at risk of expensive medical bills by travelling without arranging insurance cover.
The report also finds women are more likely to take out insurance than men while 48% of 15 to 24-year-olds travel uninsured to their holiday destination. The survey also found many people planning winter sports holidays are unaware they require tailored
sports travel insurance, with one in three skiers failing to arrange specialist cover.
Head of Financial Protection at ABTA, John de Vial, said: "We strongly advise people to buy travel insurance at the same time as they book a holiday. We hear of too many horror stories where people have forked out huge sums of money or not got the right treatment because they've been uninsured and had an accident abroad."
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