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Travellers over 70, 80 and older urged to shop around when buying travel insurance

Older travellers should compare quotes when buying travel insurance policies, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions as quotes vary enormously.

Travellers over 70, over 80 and beyond are being urged to shop around and compare quotes when looking to buy travel insurance policies online or over the phone, urges UK niche price-comparison website MoneyMaxim.co.uk.

As we live longer, more active lives well into retirement it is only natural that more and more people in their 70s, 80s and beyond are increasingly looking to travel the world. Whether looking to travel to exotic destinations for adventure or travelling to visit family and friends, one of the main concerns for many older travellers is the cost of travel insurance. Quotes for those looking for over-70 travel insurance, for example, can differ enormously depending on the insurer.

Add to this the fact that many older travellers have pre-existing medical conditions and it is easy to see that paying for travel insurance cover can be costly. But consumers should not simply settle for the first quote they get.

Mark Bower, Managing Director of MoneyMaxim.co.uk, explains:

"As people increasingly travel in their older years, more and more insurers are beginning to offer travel insurance to these age groups. This is increasing competition and is great news for travellers. At MoneyMaxim.co.uk, for example, we list a number of travel insurance policies suitable for everyone – whether you are 50, 60, 65, 75, 85 or 90 plus. There is no reason for travellers to simply take the first quote they get. Shop around for the best deals.

"Unlike other travel insurance quotes it is true that many of those looking to purchase over-70s travel insurance may need to share their medical history with the insurance provider; it is important to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions before getting a travel insurance quote too, but the good news is that comprehensive travel insurance is available, for almost every traveller, whatever your condition or age.”

Travel insurance when you are over 70 can be purchased in many ways. You can get a quote for older people's travel insurance, online or over the telephone. MoneyMaxim.co.uk offers travel insurance quotes for older travellers with a number of leading travel insurance companies and also works with brokers who can talk through customers' requirements on the phone. All companies that the award-winning website works with have been rigorously reviewed for their suitability for older travellers. The websites listed on the site include Insure for You, Columbus Travel, Flexicover, All Clear Travel Insurance, Avanti Travel Insurance and more.

Continues Bower:

"All the travel insurance companies we feature have been reviewed for the suitability of cover they offer for older travellers. Our aim is to highlight the best over-70s travel insurance so that you can relax and unwind while away without having to worry about issues such as whether or not you are covered should something crop up while you are away.”

To find and compare the best travel insurance quotes, including over-80s travel insurance, visit: moneymaxim.co.uk