As exam season approaches, some students are thinking about how to spend their gap year. While many devote their time to finding the perfect trip, there are a significant proportion of would-be travellers who give little thought to their personal safety. Many travellers embark on their gap years without having researched their destinations and with plans to go bungee jumping, skydiving or mountain trekking without thinking what might happen if something did go wrong.
Ges Lonsdale, Business Development Manager at ACE explains why tailored insurance policies are essential for gap year travellers: "It’s important that travellers take out insurance that is specifically catered towards gap year travel and allows them to have the optimum levels of cover in all areas whilst abroad. For many people, a gap year is the trip of a lifetime and lack of insurance or inadequate levels of cover could mean something as simple as misplacing your passport could bring it to an expensive and unscheduled end."
ACE Traveller Insurance has been created specifically to cover gap years, backpacking, career breaks, study or work abroad and it is designed to help travellers make the most of their trip and the opportunities that travelling affords.
ACE Traveller offers competitively priced, tailored insurance for travellers and as part of its package, has three unique benefits:
Cover for 240 different sports and activities at no extra cost
Search and rescue cover
Free security information from ACE’s partner, red24
ACE Traveller is designed to allow people to be adventurous on their travels, and the search and rescue cover and security advice from red24 are added safety measures that could be invaluable while travelling. ACE Traveller Insurance not only provides an extra element of security for travellers, but also for their worried families back home, who, let’s face it, want them to come home safe and sound.
ACE Traveller Insurance is underwritten and provided by ACE European Group Ltd
Travel insurance: News update: June 2007