Thrill seekers urged to get travel insurance

22 May 2009 07:37

Thrill seekers urged to get travel insurance

Thrill seeking consumers sacrificing their trips abroad for domestic adventure holidays have been advised that they may not be covered by basic travel insurance policies.

AXA has suggested that travel insurance for sports and activities may be required for experience-based holidays in the UK, which have become more popular as the recession has taken hold.

Specifically, the financial services company identified activities such as zorbing, octopush wind tunnel flying, tree canopy walking and ringos as growing in popularity.

John Dacey, spokesman for AXA, urged consumers to tell their insurer if they plan to undertake any dangerous experiences this summer.

He said: "Going on holiday is about having fun and experiencing new things. We want people to enjoy themselves doing this but at the same time take sensible precautions in case of an accident."

Earlier this month, All Clear claimed that consumers are invalidating their travel insurance premiums by failing to disclose important information to their providers.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19181141-ADNFCR

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

When buying any travel insurance its important to check which sports and activities are covered. At World First we cover over 75 for free and have options for most other hazardous activities.