Travel insurance programme well watched
26 January 2009 10:00
A television programme discussing what people should look for when they take out a travel insurance policy was watched by four million viewers, according to the Guardian.
Holidays Uncovered – Tonight, was aired at 20:00 BST on ITV1 and looked into stipulations in the small prints of travel insurance that a holidaymaker may be unaware that they are not covered for.
Presented by Ginny Buckley, the show pulled in a 19 per cent share in its timeslot, according to unofficial overnight figures, reports the newspaper, where it predictably was beaten in the ratings by EastEnders.
One event that was covered in the programme was the death of a woman, who fell and hit her head after having a few drinks with an evening meal.
Her holiday insurance policy refused to pay out her husband because a doctor decided she was under the influence.
Thus holidaymakers should make sure they fully understand all the small print of the holiday insurance they take out.
Despite these problems travellers may soon be able to discard the problem of lost luggage, as wireless communications provider Tariffman has produced a tracking device that can be put in with luggage and will go off when it is contacted.