Post Office Travel Insurance Reminds Business Travellers to Consider Travel Insurance Cover

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Travel insurance should not be overlooked when planning business trips.

Some 12 per cent of all visits abroad by UK residents are for business purposes, according to the latest International Passenger Survey carried out by the Office of National Statistics .

With so many people jetting off on business, Post Office Travel Insurance is keen to remind travellers of the importance of ensuring they have adequate travel insurance for business trips.

While many travellers do remember to take out travel insurance for personal holidays, business trips often get overlooked especially as trips can be arranged at short notice. However, the Post Office reminds all travellers that travel insurance is just as important for business trips, as journeys are still subject to delays and cancellations and plans can still be affected by illness, something which travel insurance can cover for.

Post Office Travel Insurance advises business travellers to check their personal or company travel insurance policy before departure to ensure they are covered for all eventualities, including damage or theft as cover may vary for high value items such as laptops, Blackberrys and other electronic items needed for presentations, for example. Personal items taken on business trips might not be covered by company travel insurance cover, so it may be advisable to have separate personal travel insurance in place. The Post Office advises that its annual travel insurance policyholders will find that their personal items are covered on a business trip.

Post Office Travel Insurance suggests that business travellers consider all the equipment they will be carrying on their trip, and check that they are fully covered by appropriate levels of travel insurance cover.

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