Top tips if you're heading abroad for some Winter sun...

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If you are planning a trip abroad this holiday season, perhaps for turkey and tinsel in the sun, here are some top tips for a safe and successful holiday:

1. Do not go without comprehensive travel insurance.  This can be easily overlooked, particularly where you're looking to bag a last minute bargain.  The consequences of travelling without good travel insurance can be devastating.  If you end up needing medical treatment abroad or, worse, still repatriation, the costs can run into tens of thousands of pounds.

2. Consider booking a package holiday or a holiday with ATOL protection.  This will ensure you have appropriate means of redress if you need to bring a claim should something go wrong while you are away.  It will also provide you with the added protection of a complete refund or a flight home if the tour operator you are travelling with goes bust before you travel or while you are away.

3. If you are involved in an accident make sure you inform the appropriate local authorities.  In many countries, where an accident happens in a public place you will need to inform the local police and obtain an incident report.  Get details of all parties involved together with their insurers.  Note down the full contact details of witnesses, take photographs and any other documentary evidence that might be available.

4. Familiarise yourself with local customs before you travel.  What is acceptable in the UK will not necessarily be so well tolerated in foreign climbs. 

5. Consider packing adequate supplies in your hand luggage to get you through flight delays or the nightmare of lost baggage. 

Above all, slap on the sun cream and enjoy the opportunity of soaking up the sun as the snow falls back home.

Chris Deacon

Solicitor - Claims Abroad team

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