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Last-minute travellers neglect insurance

20 May 2009 14:56

Last-minute travellers neglect insurance

Consumers booking last-minute holiday deals have been urged to remember to purchase travel insurance before they depart.

AA has suggested that 50 per cent of Brits booking their holidays within three days of departure are taking out travel insurance policies, but suggested that those that do not could face significant costs in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

The insurance specialist disclosed that 17 per cent of British holidaymakers travel without any cover at all, which it has claimed is a false economy.

Christian Young, spokesman for AA, explained that travel insurance costs the same no matter how late it is booked.

He said: "Insurance really is a no-brainer and should be top of your travel wish-list. If the worst does happen, the medical treatment will be readily available to you."

Earlier this month, InsureandGo recommended that consumers take out travel insurance policies for weekend trips abroad if they are to avoid paying costly medical bills.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19178852-ADNFCR