Asthma sufferers at risk on winter holidays

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It sometimes seems that warnings sent out by the travel insurance industry to Brits preparing excitedly for their winter holidays are endless. First of all we're warned to take out proper insurance if we're going to be indulging in one of the more unusual and seemingly risky activities offered in ski resorts across Europe, then we're told not to drink too much whilst enjoying a night out after a long day on the slopes just in case alcohol in our system the morning after causes us to have an accident; now we're being warned to check our policies closely if we suffer from asthma.

This final example does, however, deserve to be noted, as the failure to do so could leave asthma sufferers severely out of pocket. Insurancewith.com have revealed that, if consumers fail to declare their condition when purchasing insurance, the majority of standard travel insurance policies will refuse to pay claims if an asthma attack is triggered by the cold conditions or altitude of the many ski resorts that prove so popular with British tourists.

With asthma attacks not only holding the potential to ruin your precious winter holiday but also sometimes necessitating the involvement of multiple search and rescue, recovery, and emergency services depending upon where and when the attack takes place, you could end up severely out of pocket and heading back home with a ruined holiday under your belt and massive debts to look forward to paying back.

By making sure you declare each and every medical condition you, or anyone else on your policy has, you can avoid these pitfalls and have peace of mind whilst fully enjoying your taste of winter abroad.


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