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Travel insurance a 'compelling option'

07 May 2009 05:15

Travel insurance a 'compelling option'

The grounds for buying a basic travel insurance package are compelling when considering the risks involved in foreign holidays, according to the editor of a price comparison site.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Naomi Richardson of has suggested that the depth of problems that can occur when travelling makes purchasing a general holiday insurance policy a "compelling" option.

Specifically, travel delays, flight cancellations, problems with theft and the increased risk of airlines going into administration were all cited as examples of problems that could be compensated with travel insurance.

Detailing the risks involved in departing with only a European Health Insurance Card as cover, Ms Richardson told the newspaper: "A minor accident isn't always the only problem you may encounter on your travels."

"It won't cover lost or damaged luggage, passports, air ambulances or airline strikes"

Earlier this month, the US provider suggested that the recent Italian earthquake illustrated the importance of taking out holiday insurance.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19135927-ADNFCR