Travel insurance is recommended for short breaks, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said today.
Missing baggage, flight delays, cancellations and other potential threats to your luxury break in Spain or family holiday are all covered under most policies, said ABI spokesperson.
Heathrow airport has been in the news recently for the high number of baggage lost this summer, and InsureandGo, the travel insurance company, reports it has seen a huge increase in claims for lost baggage so far in 2007 compared to 2006.
Those looking forward to playing golf or tennis at luxury Spanish resorts such as La Manga should make sure their bags are covered by insurance. It "doesn't take more than couple of minutes" for someone to lose their bags, an ABI spokesman said.
"If your baggage goes missing, you will normally be covered under your travel insurance."
Similarly, with the British summer as unpredictable as ever, it seems wise to take out a little insurance to make certain of seeing some Spanish sun.
"Most travel policies will cover flight delays provided the delay has been for a specified minimum number of hours," the ABI spokesman said.
"They normally cover delays as a result of strikes and industrial action, adverse weather or mechanical breakdown of the aircraft," he concluded.
In a year in which the Association of European Airlines showed a 22 per cent increase in lost bags across Europe, it makes sense to take out some insurance on your Spanish holiday.
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