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Travellers encouraged to take out travel insurance

26 January 2009 10:08

Travellers encouraged to take out travel insurance

Travellers should take out the appropriate travel insurance before they set off on their break, according to Direct Line Travel Insurance.

Chris Price, head of Direct Line Travel insurance, said: "It is very important that travellers take out appropriate insurance to cover them should an incident occur while they're on holiday."

Mr Price also stated that holidaymakers would be best served to seek advice from someone in the know before they go away to make sure they get the right type of travel insurance for their plans.

This may differ depending on the type of holiday being undertaken, with insurance options ranging from backpacking travel insurance to ski insurance.

Mr Price also added that a potential holidaymaker should contact a travel insurance provider directly to discuss the type of cover needed and what type of equipment they are likely to use.

In mid-January a report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office urged those intending on having a go at winter sports to make sure they are sufficiently covered by travel insurance.

It is stated in their report that ten per cent of British skiers pick up some kind of injury while on the slopes.