With holiday activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping becoming more and more popular, one financial industry expert has warned travellers not to put themselves at risk by skimping on insurance.

With holiday activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping becoming more and more popular, one financial industry expert has warned travellers not to put themselves at risk by skimping on insurance.

Peter Gerrard, head of insurance at moneysupermarket.com, said people should think about what activities they plan to do before going abroad and should ensure they buy a suitable policy to cover them.

“Some holidaymakers do not give a second thought to checking they are adequately covered, or – more shockingly – they take part knowing they are uninsured.

“While impulse activities such as bungee jumping and rock climbing may maximise the holiday experience, some popular insurers classify these as dangerous sports and you may not be covered if anything goes wrong,” he warned.

A survey from the price comparison website found that 37 per cent of holidaymakers have taken part in activities such as bungee jumping and white water rafting while abroad.

Those in their twenties were more likely to have a go at such activities, with 52 per cent saying they have taken part in impulsive escapades.

Anyone looking for the ultimate daredevil activity could consider booking flights to Cape Town, where holidaymakers can cage dive with Great White sharks in the aptly named Shark Alley, near the fishing village of Gansbaai.

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