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ABTA warns that holidaymakers are travelling without the necessary insurance ABTA warns that holidaymakers are travelling without the necessary insurance

10 Million Holidaymakers Travelled with No Insurance – ABTA

As many as two in five people, or 38 percent, out of 9.9 million UK travellers, who travelled abroad in the past 12 months have vacationed without the correct travel insurance, took part in activities which may not have been covered, or didn’t have any insurance at all, according to Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

ABTA’s new research shows that many UK holidaymakers jetting off this year could be putting themselves at risk by travelling without the necessary travel insurance.

Mark Tanzer, chief executive, ABTA, expanded, “Every year we see cases of people falling into difficulty due to travelling without sufficient travel insurance.”

Significantly, the most common reason for not buying travel insurance was that people felt it wasn’t needed. For almost one third of people who didn’t buy travel insurance, 29 percent said that cost was a barrier and just over one in seven people, 15 percent, said that they received insurance through their bank account. Ahead of the summer holidays, ABTA is urging holidaymakers to take out travel insurance which covers their circumstances and the activities they are planning to do.