Affordable travel insurance can prove difficult for older holidaymakers

There has been a 300 per cent increase in ‘grey gap-years’ over the past five years, with many older travellers taking longer, more adventurous holidays, according to research by P&O Cruises .

Post Office Travel Insurance urges all UK holidaymakers to ensure they are well prepared by researching and taking out holiday insurance before travelling overseas. Research by the firm has shown that it isn’t always easy for the over 65s to purchase travel insurance, as 14 per cent have found it difficult in the past to purchase adequate cover for holidays.

Rachel Croft, Post Office head of travel insurance, said: “Finding affordable travel insurance can prove difficult for older travellers and can lead to people having to take out insurance policies that impose high costs or heavy stipulations, which is why Post Office Travel Insurance offers a multi-annual travel insurance policy to the over- 65s. The annual multi trip travel insurance should signal the end for seniors to have to buy expensive single trip travel insurance policies every time they go on holiday .”

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