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Thursday, 06 September 2012 10:20

Over 50s 'Bunking Off' On Holiday

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Not everyone has gone back to school this week and for the over 50s this Saturday marks the start of their holiday season.

Research by Saga Travel Insurance reveals that now the beaches are free of the bucket and spade brigade, this Saturday, 8 September, is set to be the most popular day of travel this year for this age group.  Top destinations include the sunny climes of Italy, Spain and Greece.

For those planning to hire a car on their trip please be aware of age restrictions set by the car rental companies, which generally also mean additional expense.


The Daily Telegraph's travel section this week had this advice:  "Attitudes toward older travellers (usually considered as those over 70) vary from country to country and supplier to supplier....One company in Ireland adds a surcharge of €10.22 for those in the 71-75 age bracket and enforces a higher excess charge in case of accident. Still others require a medical certificate."

We are not ageist at and our car hire excess insurance policies are available for those up to 85.

Buying our excess insurance protection before you travel, from £2.99 a day, can save you a hefty fortune at the rental desk and reduces your excess amount to zero giving you peace of mind to enjoy driving your hire car.


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