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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have released sobering information regarding the number of young British holiday-makers who aren't buying travel insurance before going overseas.

Many hours are spent planning an overseas holiday, with hotel bookings, flights and activities to be chosen. Sadly, one of the most important parts of a holiday is being overlooked, with 48% of British travellers aged 18-24 neglecting to buy travel health insurance in the 2011- 2012 period.

Of particular concern are the thousands of young adventure-seekers who believe that travel insurance isn't necessary when visiting Europe, due to...

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