The warning comes from American Express Travel Insurance which claims many of us run the risk of losing a host of valuable items every time we go abroad.
The firm is urging holidaymakers to think before they pack and make sure that they are not taking items which have a combined total higher than that which their travel insurance covers.
"It is"Â¦ important to consider the accumulative value of items. Our recent survey results4 reveal nearly half [43 per cent] of respondents had packed clothing, jewellery and watches worth more than Ã‚Â£250," said Joanne Field from American Express.
"Many travellers do not read their policy terms and conditions before travelling and are unaware that insurers impose a single item limit and a valuables total limit."
American Express' words of warning come as new excess baggage policies are due to be introduced at airports around the UK. - SOURCE: nationsfinance.co.uk