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Why you need Winter Sports Travel Insurance

No-one really thinks about what could go wrong when they go on holiday, and that shows in the number of people who don’t purchase travel insurance.

In fact, you may be surprised to hear that according to research by ABTA, the numbers of uninsured vacationers has risen significantly in recent years.

In 2011, one in five of us weren’t purchasing insurance, now that number has gone up to one in four.

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Know your cover:

Obviously, holidays are an exciting time for us all, but if anything was to happen on the slopes, would you be fully covered?

When going on a Winter sports holiday, there are so many things to take into account that you wouldn’t for a beach holiday. Here’s just a few:

If you are going away for the first time, or you’re an avid skier, you need to ensure your travel insurance covers you fully, and that you have it in the first place!

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Especially when in an emergency, for example an air ambulance to repatriate you home could cost you anywhere from £1,200 from France to the UK, up to £35,000 from the East Coast of the USA. (Source)

Until the facts and figures are in front of you, it’s hard to really appreciate just how much you are getting from your policy.

Always make sure you check your policy wording before you travel, and contact your insurer if you have any queries.

What to do in an emergency:

If you are injured on the Piste, you should be able to find a lift operator or ski patrol to assist you. If you’re not the injured party, remember to never leave the person who is injured alone. In an emergency, you can also call an ambulance from anywhere in the world on 112.

Your travel insurance provider will have an emergency contact for you to call, and you should try to do this as soon as possible.

If you are a Holidaysafe customer it will be 0203 824 0707 and this will go through to Emergency Assistance Facilities.

They are open 24/7 and will help liaise with the hospital on your behalf.

Preparation:

Ensure you have done as much preparation before travelling as possible.

For more information:

Here at Holidaysafe, we have designed a range of products for skiers, by skiers, so you know you’re got the cover you need while on the slopes.

Click here for more information.

Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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