Internet is the best place to look for travel insurance
13 March 2009 16:10
When it comes to purchasing single trip or annual travel insurance, people should turn to the internet to identify the best deals, it has been suggested.
According to travel expert Sophie Butler, a "common pitfall" when purchasing holiday insurance is to accept packages being offered by tour operators or airlines.
Writing in the Telegraph, she explained that doing so could leave holidaymakers paying out more for insurance that provides them with less cover than a policy from a specialist provider.
Ms Butler also urged customers to consider buying an annual policy if they are planning on travelling more than three times within 12 months.
She wrote: "You're likely to get the best rates by purchasing cover on the internet."
Urging travellers to check the small print of their holidays, the travel journalist suggested that it is "deadly boring to do, but it's the only sure-fire way to know what you are and aren't covered for".
Earlier this month, the Air Transport Users Council predicted that the online check-in procedure being introduced by Ryanair could lead to cheaper flights for passengers.