During their gap year, students are almost certainly going to find themselves making the most of cheaper extreme sports and adventure activities on their travels. That is why online travel insurance provider insurewithease.com is encouraging parents to make sure their kids are fully covered - and know what they won't be covered for - when they head off on their gap year.
Sarah Findlay of insurewithease.com says, "There are 15 activities frequently excluded from insurance policies but our Backpacker policy offers cover for 10 of these, including scuba diving, abseiling and canyoning. The policy covers more than 25 different sports and activities as standard, and can be tailored to cover up to 100.There are some sports that we cannot cover even through add-ons, as this would push up the cost of policies dramatically. And as we know gappers are usually on a budget, we want to make sure they can afford cover for most activities. So it is important that they check their policy documents carefully, and familiarise themselves with what is and is not covered. Some of the more unusual sports for which we offer cover include snow kiting, hydro zorbing and heli-skiing.”
Travel insurance: News update: 19 August 2010