A recent study conducted by Whichbudget has provided alarming results highlighting how many European tourists regularly travel without insurance. Over 5,000 people took part in the survey from various countries throughout Europe. The results showed that only 37% of Brits always go away with travel insurance and that 44% never take out any form of cover before going away. Spain was slightly worse with only 25% always purchasing insurance, followed by an alarming result from Italian responses showing only 10% take out adequate cover. It appears that even with recent travel disasters being broadcast all over the news such as airline strikes, tour operators going bust and the volcanic ash cloud, that this is still not enough to encourage tourists to purchase travel insurance before going away. The results also showed that 11% of UK tourists only ever take out insurance when they travel outside of the EU and a worrying 8% choose to travel with their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) alone. The CEO of WhichBudget expressed his concern over the alarming results provided by the survey and explained that it is often difficult to predict when an airline or tour operator will go under. It is therefore extremely important that tourists cover themselves for all eventualities.
Worrying amount of tourists travelling without insurance23 Oktober 2010 von admin Kommentieren »