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How Coronavirus could impact your summer holiday and your rights if it does
Derin Clark

Derin Clark

Online Reporter
Published: 21/07/2020

With travel restrictions being lifted and the school summer holidays starting, many will be planning a foreign or UK-based holiday, but some consumers could find themselves losing out on money if their flights or accommodation are cancelled due to Coronavirus.

To help consumers decide whether to book a holiday this summer, we’ve looked at what consumer rights are in place if holidays are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Post office stops offering new travel insurance policies

The Post Office has joined several other large insurers in suspending selling new travel insurance policies in the face of the current coronavirus pandemic.

The Post Office said it had taken this difficult decision as it is unfair to sell travel insurance products to new customers who may not be able to claim due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Post Office travel insurance products will therefore be unavailable to new customers for the foreseeable future.

Since LV= became the first major name to withdraw from the travel insurance market on 11 March 2020, several household names have followed suit in no longer offering travel insurance to any new customers. These include Aviva, Churchill, Direct Line, Virgin Money, Admiral and More Than.

Some insurers, such as InsureandGo, AA, Axa and M&S are still offering travel insurance but are no longer providing cover for claims related to the Corvid-19 virus or any mutations.

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Travelex cyberattack – alternative ways to change your travel money

Travellers across the UK have been impacted by a cyberattack on Travelex, which has left many without travel money as they head abroad. Here we take a look at alternative ways travellers can get access to money before they travel.

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Bulgaria best value for ski holidays

Post Office Travel Money’s 13th annual ski resort report has urged bargain-hunters to head east this year in search of the best budget ski holiday.

Those looking for the best value when it comes to time on the slopes and après ski are being urged to head to Bulgaria this year. Produced in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays, the report investigates both the on and off-slope costs of 30 top European ski resorts.

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Weaker pound not deterring Brits from winter sun

According to Post Office Travel Money, fluctuations in the value of the pound so far in 2019 have not deterred UK travellers from enjoying foreign holidays. In fact, long haul destinations seem relatively unaffected by the recent economic uncertainty, with winter sun and exotic destinations continuing to prove popular.

Largely due to the Rugby World Cup, Japan has seen a rise in popularity, with the Japanese Yen registering a 42% uplift in sales over the last year.

The Trinidad & Tobago dollar has likewise seen an increase in sales of some 53% year-on-year in 2019 – even without a major sporting event to boost figures – and have accelerated by a massive 205% in September, emphasising that Caribbean holidays are enjoying an upsurge in being the customer’s choice for winter sun destinations.

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Bulgaria and Italy best for budget ski trips

15th October 2019

Italy and Bulgaria top the chart for the best bargain ski holiday locations

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Top tips on how to save cash abroad this Easter

8th May 2019

As the Bank Holiday weekend draws near, many holidaymakers will be looking to use the break for a trip abroad – so now is the perfect time to revisit their financial checklist to see if they have everything organised.

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Don't be caught out by overseas card charges

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Travelex cyberattack – alternative ways to change your travel money

9th January 2020

Travellers across the UK have been impacted by a cyberattack on Travelex, which has left many without travel money as they head abroad. Here we take a look at alternative ways travellers can get access to money before they travel

Travellers across the UK have been impacted by a cyberattack on Travelex, which has left many without travel money as they head abroad. Here we take a look at a

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Post office stops offering new travel insurance policies

17th March 2020

The Post office announces that it is suspending all new travel insurance business due to the Coronavirus pandemic

The Post office announces that it is suspending all new travel insurance business due to the Coronavirus pandemic

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How Coronavirus could impact your summer holiday and your rights if it does

21st July 2020

With travel restrictions being lifted and the school summer holidays starting, many will be planning a foreign or UK-based holiday, but some consumers could find themselves losing out on money if their flights or accommodation are cancelled due to Coronavirus

With travel restrictions being lifted and the school summer holidays starting, many will be planning a foreign or UK-based holiday

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53% travel without insurance

29th January 2018

A survey from Moneyfacts has revealed that 53% of travellers have gone on holiday without taking out travel insurance, leaving them vulnerable to not just medical expenses, but also emergency travel and lost luggage costs.

A survey from Moneyfacts has revealed that 53% of travellers have gone on holiday without taking out travel insurance, leaving them vulnerable to not just...

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