guest post by Alex Siborn
Travelling abroad can be an exciting time, especially if there are a few of you travelling at the same time. Whether it is a group of friends, your family or a special interest group, travelling can become so much more interesting when you have people to share the time with.
It can also become cheaper if you travel altogether. There are certain discounts and concessions for groups and you may even find that if you pre-book certain things such as evening meals, you will get preferential treatment. You can also get discounted group travel insurance if there are enough of you travelling.
Travel insurance is an absolute must when you travel both in the UK and abroad as the odd mishap can become a financial disaster if you do not have the appropriate cover. Unfortunately many people believe that they are covered by certain insurances, such as private medical or credit card insurance - however, much to their misfortune they quickly discover that neglecting to arrange the appropriate insurance can lead to some pretty bank-busting bills.
Travel insurance covers the standard items such as hospital fees should you sustain an injury, or if you are taken ill. It can also cover things like cancellations, either if you cannot make the planned trip or if the flight is cancelled unexpectedly.
There are also many other instances that travel insurance covers, and it is worth looking into the various scenarios to make sure your cover is taking care of the additional items. For example, if you have business items that you are taking you will need to make sure that these are covered incase they become damaged or lost. It is even possible to obtain cover for kennel fees should your return journey experience delays, and poor pooch is left for an additional few days. By checking the terms of your cover you will be able to ensure - and insure - a great holiday.