Website expels travel insurance myths
26 January 2009 08:35
Many myths have been quoted about travel insurance and its benefits and one website has drawn some conclusions to put the record straight and prevent holidaymakers from becoming confused.
Travelwires.com has run an article to iron out any misconceptions that holidaymakers may have with what travel insurance covers people for.
Among the misconceptions travellers have, according to the website, is that having a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is just as good as travel insurance.
However, an EHIC only allows reductions in the cost of healthcare rather than getting it free.
Other misconceptions include that holiday insurance covers all potential holiday mishaps.
The website states that what a person is covered for is dependent upon the quality of the insurance they take out, with cheaper policies potentially not providing cover for dangerous activities such as skiing or extreme sports.
Travellers undertaking these activities are advised to get specialist insurance policies such as ski insurance or travel insurance for sports and activities.