Travel insurance may seem as a bit of an unwanted hassle sometimes. The belief that “it will never happen to me” may be well founded for most people. Only a relatively small percentage of people will need to make a claim on their policy – but having it there in the first place can save a whole lot of misery.
The average value of a claim from our Sports Travel customers surpassed £1,200 in 2016. And with that figure just the mean of hundreds of people needing to fall back on their insurance, it’s clear the damage could be a good sight worse.
Just how bad could it get? We’ve all had those weeks where nothing seems to go right. But having one of “those weeks” while on holiday can prove not only irritating, but also very expensive.
Take friends Tom and Tim for example…
It’s unlikely that you will ever find yourself as unlucky as Tom and Tim did on their trip to Dakhla, but the point remains. Having your insurance in place can save you thousands of pounds – especially with the costs of medical care abroad.
Should you suffer a terrible week away like the boys, being able to make a claim on your insurance means you don’t have to take the financial burden.
If you’re heading overseas this summer, make sure you act like Tim, not Tom. You never know, this could be the time “it will never happen to me” is proved well and truly wrong.
Whether you are kite surfing in Dakhla or cycling in Majorca, comprehensive cover is paramount. For a quote and instant cover for over 500 sports, visit our Sports Travel Insurance page now.