With some 14 per cent of travellers admitting to jetting off on holiday without any travel insurance, frequent flyers may wish to consider an annual policy to save on costs, an insurance provider has said.

With some 14 per cent of travellers admitting to jetting off on holiday without any travel insurance, frequent flyers may wish to consider an annual policy to save on costs, an insurance provider has said.

In 2008, more than 236,000 incidents occurred to Brits while abroad that could have been claimed for on an insurance policy, according to figures from InsureandGo.

“We always say to people that if you are a frequent flyer and you do your two weeks and three weekends, you might as well buy an annual policy,” said Perry Wilson, founder of the company.

Travellers flying to Australia this summer without cover may find a stretcher, a scheduled flight and a doctor escort could cost them between £15,000 and £20,000 should something go wrong, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) reported.

Policies should also cover travellers for loss of baggage, loss of money and cancellation of flights, added Mr Wilson.

Figures from the FCO show that 700,000 British tourists go on holiday to Australia every year.

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