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Date: 15/02/2013

Gadget travel insurance

Returning from your annual holiday used to mean taking a couple of films to the chemist, waiting for a week or two and then either putting the results in a photo album to show people, or even hosting a slide show for your friends so that they can share your travelling experience. Nowadays however, you are more likely to find someone live-blogging their trip than you are to see physical photos and the number of gadgets that people take with them when they go away is at a level which was simply unimaginable twenty years ago. Now a mobile phone has the capacity to store hundreds of photos and hours of video footage as well as performing the communication functions which are its primary purpose.

More gadgets and technology are being taken on holiday than ever before, meaning that cameras, video cameras, smart phones and laptops are travelling between countries with their owners on a regular basis. It will come as no surprise to know that gadgets such as these often don't return home in quite the condition that they left in. Extreme weather conditions, visits to beaches and waterparks, being carried on excursions to places with unforgiving terrain and just being moved around a lot more than normal can all contribute to accidents and breakages which might leave you without your gadgets. In some cases, this might mean that you lose the photos or video footage that you have taken whilst away which is frustrating enough, but in a worst case scenario it could leave you without a vital means of communication or a means to keep up with work or family commitments while you are away. 

Nobody wants to contemplate being without the gadgets that make their lives easy at the best of times, but the last thing you want when you are on holiday is having your enjoyment marred by the loss of your techno toys. That's why gadget travel insurance is so important and with a number of levels of cover available, you can choose a policy which will cover your favourite gadgets allowing you to relax without having to worry that you might end up without a vital part of your media collection. You can cover cameras, phones, laptops, MP3 players, games consoles, satellite navigation systems from theft to accidental damage. This means that you don't have to worry about any number of outcomes, from your luggage going missing to being overcome by a surprisingly large wave whilst relaxing on the beach. So if you back up your files as you go to protect your data and take out insurance to protect your hardware, you can relax and enjoy being fully connected whilst you're away.