Travel insurance 'makes sense'
26 January 2009 10:32
An expert on travel has said that it is important for holidaymakers to take out insurance but that there are still many who do not deem it necessary.
Ian Bradley, spokesperson for the Association of Independent Tour Operators, said that it was "always recommended" that travel insurance is purchased regardless of the destination.
"You'd be amazed how many people go on holidays and think they don't need insurance and that they'll be OK, and then they're not and suddenly there's an air ambulance involved and that could cost £10,000," he said.
"You'd be extremely foolhardy not to travel with insurance, especially when bags are going astray. It makes sense, for not a huge amount of money, to get peace of mind."
He added that in order to minimise the risk of losing clothes and other possessions while on holiday, passengers should consider spreading their belongings among different members of the group.
That way if one bag gets lost, there will still be clothes and other basics to help you get by.