The Foreign & Commonwealth office (FCO) recently partnered with ABTA to investigate where Brits will be holidaying in 2010.
The travel trends report showed more travellers will be combining charity fundraising and overseas adventure this year. This new trend in travelling has been named ‘chadventuring’, and is gaining popularity among younger travellers.
However, research from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office shows that four in ten (37%) young travellers still rely on good luck rather than good insurance, it is important you take out adequate travel insurance if you are going backpacking or taking a gap year abroad as accidents and illness can and do happen for a variety of reasons – failure to have appropriate travel insurance could leave you footing huge bills for medical or travel expenses.
You should also make sure that your chosen work abroad and adventure activities are covered by your travel insurance. 24/7 travel insurance covers 100 activities as standard, check out our activities list for full activities covered.
24/7 travel insurance for backpackers has been set up with one main aim – to provide travellers aged under 36 with essential travel cover at the best price possible.
Benefits of 24/7 backpacker travel insurance includes:
• Competitive prices
• Cover available from 2 months to 18 months
• Two levels of cover available so you can pick the right policy to suit you
• 24/7 medical emergency assistance helpline
Don’t forget to pack your Gap Year insurance!
You can purchase great value Gap Year insurance direct at 24/7 travel insurance. For a 2-month trip in Asia, will cost you just £20.82* – a small price to pay to really enjoy your backpacking adventure all the more!
*Premium £20.82 includes Insurance Premium Tax based on an individual aged under 36 taking out a ‘Standard’ Backpacker 24/7 travel insurance policy for 2 months in Asia. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (May 2010) and are subject to change.