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Boats, Trains And Automobiles


Travelling abroad by boat or rail for one day or 10? Don't forget travel cover Leading independent travel insurance website, warns holidaymakers to book travel insurance however they choose to travel. As Eurostar reports a 6.8% increase in sales between July and September, compared to this time last year, many people may be thinking of hopping on a train for a European winter break, but many will forget to buy travel insurance.

"It's easy to forget insurance when travelling abroad by boat or train, but any foreign travel requires the right insurance cover in case of illness or emergencies," advises Paul Byrne, CEO

A new ABI survey reveals that a third of all cruise passengers set-off without the right travel insurance thinking that they would be adequately covered by any standard travel policy. But cruise passengers need specific cruise insurance to cover repatriation from a ship in case of illness, cancelled shore excursions or missed ports due to bad weather.

"Airports conjure up thoughts of foreign travel to far flung places and travellers immediately add passport and insurance to their 'to do' list, but for those hopping on a Eurostar train at St Pancras, or embarking on a luxury cruise, insurance may not cross their mind. Whether it's a family weekend at Disneyland Paris, a romantic week in Bruges or Caribbean cruise, travellers must buy cover to provide support and financial security should the worst happen."

Byrne adds, "Even a short trip can end up costing thousands if someone falls ill or has an accident and needs medical care and repatriation while abroad. aims to make life easier when buying travel insurance by offering a range of policies, all in a matter of clicks. Choose from multi-trip policies and family packages including free cover for children under 18, for the ultimate in peace of mind."

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