Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is backing a joint campaign by The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, which encourages holidaymakers to take out adequate travel insurance before they go aboard for their summer holiday.
Most at risk are younger travellers as almost half (48%) will have a holiday abroad without taking out travel insurance. Recently released FCO research has found that 4 out of 5 (82%) young people admit to taking part in more adventurous behaviour on holiday – yet fewer than half (45%) check that their insurance covers risky pursuits. For more travel facts, click here.
Commenting Mike said, “I backed this campaign last year as nothing would spoil a well-earned summer holiday more than suddenly realising that you don’t have the right kind of insurance in an emergency. Unplanned medical treatment can be extremely expensive, costing tens of thousands of pounds. It’s simply not worth taking the risk.”