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Date: 22/07/2012

What do you want out of Travel Insurance?

When getting ready to take a trip, travel insurance is one of the first things you need to make sure you have arranged before you leave. But getting protected can mean different things to different people so you need to ask yourself what do you want out of travel insurance?

If you are on a budget, getting the cheapest deal might be a top priority. However, if it doesn't cover the things you need, then paying the least is actually a false economy because if the worst happens, you won't get a sufficient payout, if at all. Therefore, whilst shopping around for a great deal is a very good idea, remember that not all policies are the same and especially if you are travelling somewhere off the beaten track or away from typical tourist destinations, you might not be covered if a mishap occurs.

Of course, at the other end of the scale, it is possible to purchase a policy which covers nearly every eventuality. Dangerous sports, worldwide destinations and cover for your gadgets can all be found on top-notch policies. However, if you are just taking yourself and your bikini to Spain for a week to lie on the beach, you may be paying for cover you really don't need.

So, before you purchase your travel insurance, take a moment to think about what you want to protect whilst you are away and how much cover you need. Only then can you find yourself the best deal to get what you really want from your travel insurance.