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Travel insurance 'crucial' for budget flights

26 January 2009 21:21

Travel insurance 'crucial' for budget flights

Travellers booking budget flights have been advised to take out holiday insurance as many of the most affordable plane tickets are often non-refundable.

That is according to, which went on to suggest that travel insurance also provides cover for lost luggage, missed flights, illnesses, emergency evacuations and the return of a bodies in the event of death abroad.

The holiday research company suggested, therefore, that travel insurance is "always recommended" in order to cover medical treatment and repatriation in case of emergencies.

However, it suggested that this basic cover, holidaymakers and business travellers should assess the risks that they will face in order to choose a policy most suited to their needs.

"Should you decide to purchase travel insurance make sure you do so from a company that is established and has a good name for itself," concluded.

"This is important because you want to make sure you will receive the benefits you are paying for."

In other news, Sainsbury's Travel Insurance recently reported that as many as 13 million Brits (28 per cent of the adult population) are planning to book a holiday in January and February.