Travel insurance tips for gap year travellers
26 January 2009 08:38
Gap year travellers have been provided with a range of safety tips, by an article in the Daily Telegraph, which should significantly lower the chances of them coming to harm on their breaks.
Charles Starmer-Smith writes that taking out travel insurance is one of the most important things a gap year traveller should do to make their trip safer.
To help gain the right level of travel insurance, gap year travellers are advised to think about any activities they may do on their break before they leave and to make sure they are covered for this in their travel insurance policy.
Alternatively, a gap year traveller could take out a more general gap year travel insurance which should cover them for the bulk of problems which a traveller of this kind could run into.
Among the other tips provided by the article include getting a good guide book to enhance knowledge of a local area and not leaving drinks unattended in case they are spiked.
Gap year travel is growing in popularity among young travellers because it offers them the chance to do something different before embarking on 40 years of work, according to Lattitude.