This summer, the Post Office is offering money off its travel insurance policies.
From July 2 until August 31, prices on annual travel multi-trip policies will be cut by £10 per person. Single trip policies for six days or more will be reduced by £5 per person.
The Post Office hopes these discounts will encourage more people to take out adequate cover for their break this summer. New figures from the Post Office reveal that nearly half of holidaymakers are still not taking out ANY travel insurance when they go on holiday. When questioned, 47 per cent of people admitted they had been on holiday without any insurance. When asked why they didn’t buy insurance, 46 per cent of people said they considered it a waste of money and didn’t think they’d need it. One in eight people (14 per cent) said they simply forgot. A further 12 per cent said the cost puts them off buying insurance.
Post Office head of travel Kevin McAdam says: “The amount of people who have admitted to going on holiday without any cover at all is extremely alarming. Our figures prove that travel insurance is all too often forgotten in the excitement of getting ready to go on holiday, or even worse, it is considered by some to be non-essential. But something as commonplace as a lost bag or visit to a doctor abroad could see a person shelling out hundreds of pounds if they don’t have insurance. Why take the risk?”
Travellers buying Post Office travel insurance online will also benefit from the new summer discounts, as well as receiving a further 10 per cent discount.
Travel insurance: News update: July 2007