Following last week’s announcement that Football World Cup tickets are now on sale for the finals in Brazil, leading travel insurer Questor Insurance is urging football fans not to forget about travel insurance when booking the trip of a lifetime.
Tickets for the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil are now on sale. If previous tournaments are anything to go by, demand for tickets is set to be high, with a total of 3.3 million tickets going on sale. Many of the tickets will undoubtedly be purchased by England football fans keen to sample this unique festival of football.
But the trip of a lifetime is not likely to come cheap. Tickets will cost anywhere between £58 for first-round matches to £632 for the final. But that is just the start of the costs. A BBC World Service report found that there could be considerable price inflation for accommodation and travel costs, with some hotels costing as much as £797 a night. Package tours to the tournament, the BBC reports, are expected to range from £2,999 to £14,999*.
With prices such as this many fans will be tempted to ignore the need for travel insurance. But not taking out travel insurance can be a costly mistake.
Commenting, Questor Insurance CEO Andrew Lawrence, says:
“Heading off to the World Cup in Brazil is a once in a lifetime experience for all football fans. It is likely to be a huge event that all England fans will want to experience.
“However, fans planning the trip really do need to think about travel insurance before they go. Travelling to a country like Brazil without adequate cover can be risky. For this reason it is important that travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance before they set off.”
“Questor Insurance offer a range of travel insurance options, starting from just £5.04 per day. This includes 24 hour emergency assistance, 3 cover options up to £10m, comprehensive benefits and cover, plus a range of optional extras. We all want to enjoy what is likely to be a festival of football in Brazil next summer, but we urge all travellers to take out travel insurance before they go.”
Fifa have confirmed that all World Cup ticket applications made before 10 October 2013 will be entered into a random selection draw if tickets are over-subscribed. All left-over tickets will then go on sale from 5 November, with a second phase of ticket sales planned from 8 December have final team draws are made.
Questor Insurance’s ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign is running from June to September and will provide travellers with a wealth of handy hints and tips to make the process of planning and executing their foreign holiday that much smoother.