Travellers paying up to six times more for insurance

0 comments has just released research suggesting that travellers in the UK are paying up to six times more than they have to for travel insurance by purchasing their policies from high street travel agents.

If you go to a travel agent to book your holiday, the convenience factor tells you that you should just take the travel insurance being offered as an added extra at the same time that you are booking your trip. And if you’ve spent a few thousand pounds on a holiday then it might not seem like a lot to add on.

However, Steve Williams, the head of travel insurance at, said that travellers “should not feel obligated” to take out their insurance with the same company that provides them with their holiday.

According to, 40% of all travel insurance policies last year were bought at travel agents. This figure suggests that many people are simply not aware of the huge savings that can be made if they just search around a bit first.

There are large savings to be made with travel insurance, and cheaper insurance should be one thing that everyone tries to get, although this should not of course be at the expense of good cover. Finding a cheap insurance policy without the correct level of cover could be disastrous in the long term and end up costing a lot more if you have an accident or have to cancel your holiday. So always shop around to find something cheaper without paying over the odds, but just make sure that the policy comes with the right level of cover.


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