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Travellers urged to 'read holiday insurance small print'

06 August 2009 07:49

Travellers urged to 'read holiday insurance small print'

It is important for tourists to make sure they thoroughly read the small print on their travel insurance documents and make sure they know their excess, it has been said.

According to, people need to make a note of their travel insurance excess, as well as making sure that they understand what is covered and what is not.

Sharron Livingston, editor of the magazine, also went on to advise travellers not to pack valuable items in main luggage, but keep them "close to hand" in carry-on bags instead.

Ms Livingston was commenting after figures from the European Commission showed that last year, almost 33 million pieces of luggage were reported lost around the world.

As well as this, 4.6 million bags were delayed at airports globally.

Losing a bag could be a costly inconvenience, especially if a tourist has not got the right level of holiday insurance to help cover the potential high cost of replacing items.