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Weekend breaks require travel insurance

13 May 2009 15:00

Weekend breaks require travel insurance

British consumers preparing to take city breaks abroad should still ensure that their travel insurance policies cover any medical expenses.

That is the advice given out by InsureandGo, after the company published its list of holiday calamities suffered by uninsured Brits abroad in 2008.

Perry Wilson, founder of InsureandGo, identified that people taking weekend breaks are failing to take into consideration travel insurance and that annual cover could perhaps be a better option for these individuals.

Emphasising the importance of having medical cover, Mr Wilson, explained that yearly policies can cost as little as £85 for a whole family, which is a figure that is drastically less then the costs that could occur should the worst happen.

He said: "People don't understand that when they go abroad, especially Europe, they'll patch you up but you won't get a free ticket home."

Late last month, ABTA - The Travel Association urged holiday-makers to look over their insurance premiums carefully before departing abroad.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19167128-ADNFCR

Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:

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