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City break holidaymakers say no to travel cover

Updated: 23rd June 2017 - First Published: 22nd June 2017 Travel insurance can sometimes seem like an unnecessary luxury, especially if you’ve been lucky enough to avoid travel woes in the past. It’s therefore maybe not so surprising to find that one in four holidaymakers are jetting off without such cover. Read More...

Travel insurance cost is prioritised

Updated: 17th January 2017 - First Published: 17th January 2017 It’s that time of year again: holidaymakers are already planning their summer breaks, yet while this organised approach should be celebrated, it’s equally as important to make sure you have the right kind of travel cover in place. Read More...

Moneyfacts Travel Insurance Star Ratings announced

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 09th January 2017 Finding the right travel insurance policy is a vital part of holiday planning, yet it can be easier said than done. With so many to choose from it can be tricky to know where to start; that’s where we come in. Read More...

Beat the January blues – book a holiday!

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 06th January 2017 Are you feeling the January blues? You’re not alone. The festive season has come to an end and the New Year celebrations are already a dim and distant memory, so how can you beat the blues? Book a holiday! Read More...

Don’t have a winter sports wipeout – be insured!

Updated: 02nd December 2016 - First Published: 02nd December 2016 Ski season is ramping up, and powder-hungry Brits across the nation are gearing up for a winter sports holiday. But are you prepared? If you’re not properly insured, you could be leaving yourself open to a true winter wipeout. Read More...

Travelling with the creature comforts of home

Updated: 26th October 2016 - First Published: 26th October 2016 We all love the creature comforts of home, but it seems that some people love them so much they make sure to bring as much of their home life with them as possible when heading abroad. Read More...

We’re all going on a hobby holiday

Updated: 21st July 2016 - First Published: 21st July 2016 While many of us like to go on holiday to enjoy a week or two of pure relaxation, others jet off to indulge in more active pursuits. Indeed, research shows that this is a growing trend, with more and more Brits choosing a hobby holiday. Read More...

What would you do if you fell ill abroad?

Updated: 13th July 2016 - First Published: 13th July 2016 Going on holiday is something everyone looks forward to, but it can be dampened by falling ill – particularly if you’re on foreign soil. It isn’t something that’s nice to think about, but if the worst were to happen, just what would you do? Read More...

Staycationing? You still need insurance

Updated: 27th June 2016 - First Published: 27th June 2016 Many people will be looking forward to a holiday at this time of year, but it won’t always be on foreign soil. Indeed, more and more people are realising the delights of “staycationing”, but what they may not realise is that insurance is still vital. Read More...

Travel insurers pay out £1m every day

Updated: 13th June 2016 - First Published: 13th June 2016 If you’re heading off on holiday soon, there’s one thing that should be at the top of the packing list: travel insurance. It may be something you begrudge paying for or don’t think you’ll need, but could you afford not to have it? Read More...

Protect yourself from holiday cancellation

Updated: 24th May 2016 - First Published: 24th May 2016 Booking a holiday is a surefire way to boost your mood, but what would happen if you had to cancel your trip for some reason? Read More...

Are you taking to the slopes this half term?

Updated: 12th February 2016 - First Published: 11th February 2016 The February half term holiday is the perfect excuse to pack up your things and head to a winter resort to have some fun in the snow – but have you checked that your travel insurance will cover you for your winter sporting activities? Read More...

Top tips for choosing travel insurance

Updated: 11th January 2016 - First Published: 11th January 2016 Have you booked your next holiday yet? Many people already have - research from Expedia, for example, found that 8 January is the busiest day of the year to book a holiday - but in all the excitement, have you considered travel insurance? Read More...

Travellers to book 2016 getaway by end of 2015

Updated: 30th December 2015 - First Published: 30th December 2015 As the fun of Christmas dies down and we get ready for the year ahead, New Year’s Eve celebrations are on everyone’s minds. However, the January Blues will soon be setting in – and that’s why many people are planning their next getaway. Read More...

Planning a festive getaway?

Updated: 21st December 2015 - First Published: 21st December 2015 While some are looking forward to a Christmas spent at home, others are planning a festive getaway. If you’re one of the latter there are plenty of things you need to do to get prepared, and sorting out your finances will be at the top of the list. Read More...

Heading on a winter break? Plan ahead!

Updated: 18th November 2015 - First Published: 18th November 2015 The clocks have gone back and winter is well and truly setting in, which means it’s the time of year when many of us are longing for a bit of sunshine. But, if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off on a winter break, make sure you’re prepared! Read More...

The importance of travel insurance

Updated: 06th June 2017 - First Published: 21st July 2015 If you’re jetting off on your holidays soon, thoughts of what to pack and where to get your currency are probably at the top of the list. But what about travel insurance? Many people overlook it, but this could be a big mistake. Read More...

Heading to the slopes? Make sure you’re insured

Updated: 09th January 2015 - First Published: 09th January 2015 This time of year sees many Brits heading to the mountains to make the most of the snow and the après-ski party atmosphere. However, it seems that few of us think too carefully about our insurance for these trips. Read More...

It’s time for some winter sun

Updated: 01st December 2014 - First Published: 01st December 2014 Are you planning a winter getaway? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people are set to take the plunge and, unsurprisingly, winter sun is the most popular choice of break, with many longing to escape the cold weather and head to sunnier climes. Read More...

Could you afford medical treatment on holiday?

Updated: 29th July 2014 - First Published: 29th July 2014 It’s the time of year when a lot of people are getting ready for holidays, but far too few of them think about travel insurance. It could be a big mistake, particularly with the average cost of treatment abroad being £1,088 – could you cover it? Read More...

Heading abroad? Remember to pack travel insurance!

Updated: 18th June 2014 - First Published: 18th June 2014 It’s the time of year when thoughts are turning to that much-needed break, with everyone clamouring to jet off to warmer climes. If you’re one of them, you’re probably thinking about what to pack – but have you remembered insurance? Read More...

Planning an Easter break? Don’t forget insurance!

Updated: 17th April 2014 - First Published: 17th April 2014 Chocolate eggs, bouncing bunnies and that all-important four-day weekend. Easter is upon us! A lot of people will take advantage of the bank holiday by heading off on a well-earned break, but there’s one thing you need to remember. Travel insurance! Read More...

Use your account to protect yourself on holiday

Updated: 26th July 2013 - First Published: 26th July 2013 Figures issued by the ABTA have claimed over two million people are planning to jet overseas this weekend, as schools in England close for the long summer break. Read More...

Travellers fail to protect their luggage

Updated: 05th July 2013 - First Published: 05th July 2013 Millions of people will be jetting off abroad this summer in search of sun, sea and sand, however, new research has found a large percentage are leaving themselves vulnerable by failing to take out travel cover. Read More...

Bank holiday breaks blow budgets apart

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 24th August 2011 The majority of holidaymakers will leave their budget at the boarding gate when they jet away this Bank Holiday, new research has revealed. Read More...

Holiday health bills highlight insurance benefits

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 12th August 2011 The average medical claim on travel insurance policies made by British tourists falling ill abroad has risen to £1,333, new research has revealed. Read More...

Holidays 4U – know your rights

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 04th August 2011 The collapse of travel firm Holidays 4U has affected thousands of people at home and abroad. Read More...

Travel chaos affects millions of Britons

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 26th July 2011 Some seven million British holidaymakers have had their travel plans thrown into chaos over the last 18 months, causing widespread disruption. Read More...

Protection for holidaymakers to be extended

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 23rd June 2011 Millions more holidaymakers could soon be protected from losses should their tour operator go bust. Read More...

Ash cloud causes flight disruption for travellers

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 24th May 2011 Travellers left grounded by the drifting ash from the latest Icelandic volcanic eruption have been offered advice to make sure they are not left stranded or out of pocket. Read More...

Holidayers set to benefit from greater protection

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 03rd February 2011 People booking a holiday abroad are set to benefit from clearer and more extensive protection under new Government reforms. Read More...

Travellers told not to scrimp on insurance

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 12th January 2011 Hard-up holidaymakers have been warned of the potential financial fallout of not taking out travel insurance. Read More...

Weather chaos continues to cause travel misery

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 21st December 2010 Arctic conditions in the UK show no signs of thawing out, as the snow and ice continue to disrupt the travel plans of millions. Read More...

Skiers taking financial life into their own hands

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 20th December 2010 Thousands of British skiers planning to hit the slopes this winter are unwittingly risking mountainous medical bills, it has been warned. Read More...

Skiers warned not to cut travel insurance corners

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 23rd November 2010 Skiers and snowboarders soon to be jetting off to enjoy a winter holiday have been warned against taking to the slopes without adequate travel insurance. Read More...


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