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Short break travellers should still be insured

26 January 2009 09:38

Short break travellers should still be insured

Holidaymakers who may only be going away for a long weekend or another form of short break have been warned that it is still just as important to take out travel insurance by an industry expert.

Sally Leeman, medical relations manager at Norwich Union, states that "medical emergencies are the biggest single cause of travel claims" and one of these could happen at any time.

She added that the cost of dealing with an injury or illness that requires a person to spend some time in hospital can leave a person thousands of pounds out of pocket and is something that can be avoided just by taking out the correct form of travel insurance that covers a person for these types of incidents.

The average travel claim cost was £716 in 2006 and this is going up by an average of six per cent a year, she concluded, meaning that it makes financial sense to take out a travel insurance policy.

Those that take short breaks relatively frequently throughout the year may benefit from taking out annual travel insurance especially if holidays are often booked at short notice.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18624056-ADNFCR