August 26th, 2011

Don’t Get Caught Without Travel Insurance!

by Don

The majority of us love to go on holiday and are excited to get caught up in the whirlwind of planning that well-deserved break. Will it be a relaxing beach holiday, or a cultural exploration of historic towns? Shall we stay in a hotel or villa? Maybe even camping! Whatever it is you choose to do, make sure you don’t get caught without travel insurance!

It may not be the most exciting part of planning your holiday, but it very well could be one of the most important. There are many horror stories of holiday makers running up thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) of pounds worth of charges due to either not having taken out travel insurance, or not disclosing all of their details. We never want to think of what may go wrong on holiday, but being prepared means that if the unforeseen were to happen you wouldn’t have the additional worries of having to pay out medical bills.

As we get older one problem that can arise is that travel insurance premiums start to increase. This can be especially true when we hit the big 5-0, where it’s not uncommon for premiums to raise by more than 60% overnight! This is where it’s useful to look at travel insurance companies that specialise in providing reasonably-priced travel insurance for the over 50s; one example being Staysure. Their travel insurance can be purchased by people younger than 50, however over 50s can benefit from their affordable prices, such as a week in Europe from £4.99.

It does seem that premiums get more expensive on certain key birthdays; over 50s being one of them and travel insurance over 65 being another! It’s always worthwhile to shop around when it comes to your travel insurance, but it’s good to know that there are companies who endeavour to give us peace of mind at an affordable price!

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