Insurance providers have been criticised for putting a 109% premium on travellers aged 66 and above. Despite an increase in adventure holiday bookings for the grey market, research from moneysupermarket.com has revealed that guests travelling to Europe see a 109% increase in insurance costs once they hit 66. This is upped another 24% when they turn 70. There was also a 102% increase for worldwide travel coverage. “For older travellers, who may have paid off their mortgage and have cash in the bank to rely on for their travels, it is a kick in the teeth to face such a stark price hike,” said moneyspuermarket.com Travel Expert Bob Atkinson. He urged insurers to change their ‘broad brush attitude’ towards older travellers and adjust their policies to the actual risk posed.