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.