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Travellers warned to buy travel insurance separately

26 September 2008 15:35

Travellers warned to buy travel insurance separately

Buying a stand alone travel insurance policy is one way a holidaymaker can cut the costs of a summer break in Europe, according to an article in the Times.

The article from Lauren Thompson provides travellers with tips on how to save money on a holiday, something which may be especially necessary in the current climate where the pound is at a record low against the Euro.

And Peter Gerrard, of price comparison website has warned holidaymakers of picking up travel insurance alongside a holiday.

"Some travel agents have been known to add on insurance policies at the time of booking without checking the customer's eligibility. This has led to people buying totally inappropriate cover, resulting in a claim being refused.

"Insurance sold with a holiday can be three times more costly than a standalone policy, so holidaymakers should shop around for the right cover at the right price," he said.

Older travellers have also been told that it would be "very foolish" if they didn't take out travel insurance by the Association of British Travel Agents, especially as they are most prone to have pre-existing medical conditions.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18632121-ADNFCR