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Air passengers 'need adequate travel insurance'

28 May 2009 08:17

Air passengers 'need adequate travel insurance'

Many travellers are not buying adequate travel insurance for their trips, according to one industry expert.

A significant number of holidaymakers fall victim to theft or suffer illnesses while abroad. As noted by, without holiday insurance travellers are liable to pay medical charges incurred abroad.

As such, the firm has asserted that when booking trips consumers need to be vigilant in making sure that their chosen policy adequately protects all members of their party.

Worryingly, Airflights noted that travellers tend to pay the most attention to finding cheap flights and accommodation but lack vigilance when finding a travel insurance deal, with some choosing not to buy a policy at all.

Travel Insurance is not a legal requirement in the UK but it is strongly recommended as a 'sensible precaution', an Airflights spokesman said.

Tourists from the UK made a record 41.2 million holiday trips in 2003, according to National Statistics Online, with Spain being the most popular destination for British sun-seekers since 1994.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19184764-ADNFCR