Post Office Travel Insurance Research Reveals the Cost of the Lost

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New Post Office research finds that failing to purchase travel insurance means holidaymakers risk losing belongings worth a total of £12bn

Post Office Travel Insurance will pay out up to £250 if your belongings are lost for more than 12 hours on the outward journey.

Failing to purchase travel insurance means holidaymakers risk losing belongings worth a total of £12bn, according to Post Office Travel Insurance research.

Although the average suitcase contains £1,133 worth of valuables, 23 per cent of people still don't get travel insurance.

It's not just lost baggage that is causing the problem, 13 per cent of people have experienced baggage delays in the last three years.

LA stylist Neil Rodgers has teamed up with Post Office Travel Insurance to give tips to those 30 million people who are worried their bags won't arrive at their destination when they do this summer.

Neil has come up with a list of essentials, such as including three pairs of underwear and toothpaste in your hand luggage, to ensure you have the essentials if luggage is delayed or lost.

He says that making sure consumers have proper travel insurance is essential as many travel insurance policies will compensate for goods that go astray. He reminds that it may be necessary to purchase extra travel insurance cover if packing something particularly expensive and that most travel insurance providers will not replace old items for new.

Head of Post Office Travel Insurance, Rachel Croft also recommends that if found on a holiday with nothing to wear, keep all the receipts of items bought: "Post Office Travel Insurance will pay out up to £250 if your belongings are lost for more than 12 hours on the outward journey." The Post Office also provides travel insurance cover to the value of £1,500, for holiday belongings.

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