As Britons start their winter sun getaways, travel insurance specialist insurewithease.com is urging them to make sure they do not forget the importance of good travel insurance to provide the support they need if the worst should happen.
For Pamela Miles, who was taken ill whilst on a cruise in Mauritius last year, the insurewithease.com cover she and husband, Keith, took out was vital. Suddenly taken very ill with a wasp sting, Pamela was rushed to a local hospital on the mainland. Keith immediately called the helpline and advisor, Simon Devenish, told him that all Pamela's medical needs would be covered, as well as reassuring him that the hospital to which she had been admitted was on the company's approved list and therefore would be able to provide good quality care.
Pamela's treatment took nine hours, following which she was able to return to rejoin the cruise. If Pamela had not been covered by insurance, the cost of her treatment would have been over £700 that would have made a serious dent in her holiday budget.
Travel insurance: News update: 21 September 2010