An Introduction to Travel Insurance

Buying travel insurance before you go away is the easiest way to ensure that your holiday will go smoothly. Should you have an accident or fall ill while abroad, or encounter any other problem, you want to make sure that you will be looked after.

Amazingly, 15% of Brits still risk traveling abroad without travel insurance, which could result in financial ruin if they required medical treatment. To be returned to the UK in an emergency could cost you thousands of pounds so make sure you have adequate and appropriate travel insurance for your trip.

Travel insurance does not only look after you in the worst possible scenario, it will also provide you with a safety net against common problems such as lost or delayed baggage, flight delays, missed departure or cancellation.

There are hundreds of different insurance policies on the market offering different levels of cover and it is important that you investigate a policy carefully before you decide to buy. It is easy to make comparisons between companies by looking at their website, but see below for a quick overview of three recommended insurers. The information here taken from their advertised benefits on their websites. Each provider is also able to tailor a policy to meet more specific needs.

Furthermore, if you plan on making more than one trip abroad this year, then check out their annual mufti-trip policies and feel at ease abroad for the entire of the coming year!

AA Travel Insurance:

o Emergency assistance while traveling – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
o Cancellation cover up to £ 5,000 per person
o Cover for business travel included
o Medical expenses up to £ 10 million
o Discounts for couples and families
o Winter sports, golf and wedding cover available