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Post Office research shows UK residents stand to lose £645 without adequate travel insurance

Average claims on Post Office Travel Insurance for UK holidays this year are around £645, so failing to have adequate travel insurance cover could leave people seriously out of pocket

Research from Post Office Travel Insurance reveals that holidaymakers staying in the UK risk losing on average £645 if they fail to take out sufficient travel insurance. With more than two thirds of people expected to holiday in the UK this summer, those taking a 'staycation' are being urged to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to safeguard their travels.

Rachel Croft, head of Post Office Travel Insurance reveals: "Many people don't consider that they face the same risks when holidaying in the UK as they would abroad - things like cancellation, cutting the holiday short, and lost belongings can all happen on home turf, so it's worth checking your travel insurance policies to see if you will be covered.

Many people assume that their home insurance policy will cover them if they need to make a claim on holiday in the UK. However, there are a number of things your home insurance won't cover you for - cancellation is one of these."

According to Post Office Travel Insurance, cancellation is by far the biggest reason for claiming on annual travel insurance policies - 84 per cent of its UK travel insurance claims since November have been from people unable to travel on their planned holiday.

"Average claims on Post Office Travel Insurance for UK holidays this year are around £645, so failing to have adequate travel insurance cover could leave people seriously out of pocket" warns Croft.

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