Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
03 May 2011 17:58
The ABI has launched an online guide to travel insurance
A consumer guide has been launched that provides advice for holidaymakers who are confused about what
travel insurance policy to take out.
The document, launched by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), sets out for travellers what is usually included in standard insurance cover and what is often missing from such policies.
Nick Starling, director of general insurance and health at the ABI, said many UK residents do not factor in travel insurance costs when budgeting for trips overseas.
But it is hoped that the publication, which is available online, will make understanding travel insurance much easier for the British public who spent more than £18 billion on travelling abroad last summer.
"This guide points out what standard travel insurance policies will cover and why it is needed," he added.
Around 15 million UK residents are expected to go on holiday abroad this year and the ABI has recommended that consumers do not behave overseas in a way that they wouldn't when on British soil. It has also advised people to disclose any medical conditions when arranging travel insurance cover.
Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:
A great initiative from the ABI. We urge anyone travelling overseas to consider
buying insurance well before their trip commences and to think not only about
the cost but about the cover they need. Cheap travel insurance is great if you
want to save some money, but the big savings come when you need to claim. A bit
of research and understanding of your needs when looking for a policy can pay
dividends in the long-term and especially if you need to claim on your travel
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.