Youngsters advised of travel insurance importance
26 January 2009 08:50
It is estimated that half a million Brits will take their first holiday abroad this summer without their parents and they have been warned to make sure they take out appropriate travel insurance to cover the trip.
Online insurance company swiftcover.com has said that those going away alone for the first time are prone to undertake activities that could lead to an accident.
These include drinking too much, participating in dangerous sports and activities, getting lost, ending up in hospital or spending too much time in the sun without adequate protection, all scenarios in which travel insurance could have a benefit.
Last year moneysupermarket.com found that one in five Brits admit to not having adequate travel insurance, possibly meaning that 100,000 youngsters will jet off this summer without cover.
Tina Shortle, marketing director of swiftcover.com, said: "Your first parent-free holiday can be a great experience.
"But because of their age and new found freedom, fledgling holidaymakers can be one of the most at risk groups. We are encouraging teens to be prepared and stay safe so their holiday can be one to remember for all the right reasons."