Do you know what activities are covered by your winter sports insurance?

November 30th, 2017

winter sports insuranceIt’s often said that with age comes wisdom, but it isn’t always the case. A recent report has highlighted which age groups are most and least likely to check that their winter sports insurance is up to the job; and it makes for interesting reading.   Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 alternative winter sports activities

October 30th, 2017

These days there’s more to winter sports than skiing and snowboarding, so we decided to look at ten of the more unusual ways to spend your winter break:

 

 

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Airline failure and travel insurance unpacked

October 20th, 2017

Holidaymakers have been having a bumpy ride over the past month. It started with Ryanair cancelling hundreds of flights and leaving thousands of travellers stranded; then came the collapse of Monarch which left the government with a £60million bill to repatriate Brits left abroad. The problems have highlighted the importance of travel insurance and how it’s essential to read the small print before jetting-off. Read the rest of this entry »

Six figure medical bills for overseas treatment: adding financial insult to injury

August 18th, 2017

Slip accidentEverybody knows that medical treatment abroad can cost an arm and a leg, but you might be surprised at just how quickly the bills add-up. The Association of British Insurers have been busy crunching industry claims data and their findings make for essential holiday reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday health and why the fraudsters won’t win

July 27th, 2017

First aid vehicleGetting a dose of Delhi belly or a Montezuma’s revenge can ruin a holiday, but at least travel insurance provides some financial solace. However, a rise in bogus food poisoning claims is pushing-up premiums, adding pounds to packaged holidays, and may see Brits banned from some all-inclusive destinations. Read the rest of this entry »

The EHIC is a travel essential…and it’s here to stay

July 10th, 2017

Medic boxWith the holiday season on the horizon travellers are being urged to check they have got a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and make sure they know exactly what it covers. A recent report has shone a light on some common misconceptions about the EHIC and it makes for essential holiday reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Tips for a Budget Break

June 30th, 2017

Holiday luggageRising inflation and falling sterling are putting the squeeze on holiday spending; so we decided to take a look at ten ways to make your holiday money go further: Read the rest of this entry »

10 tips to finding the perfect travel insurance policy

June 21st, 2017

Coloured umbrellasRecently kiosks selling travel insurance have started springing-up in airports, which might seem like a smart solution for anyone who has forgotten to get cover. However, as every holidaymaker knows nothing is cheap in airports (from snacks to currency) and travel insurance is no exception. In fact, one leading insurer found that insurance at airports can cost four times as much as online, they also found that you’ll pay a premium for cover bought from a travel agent or airline. The solution’s simple: plan ahead and take the following tips: Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Easter Breaks

April 12th, 2017

Easter bunniesWith winter a fast fading memory and mother nature bursting into life; Easter is the perfect time to get away. We’ve rounded-up five of the best short breaks from chic city stays to guaranteed Spring sunshine:

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Top Holiday Destinations 2017: Travel Editor’s Country Picks

February 17th, 2017

Mountain scenery To help beat the winter blues we recently published a post exploring this year’s best city breaks and now we are going further afield to visit some of the most coveted countries. The destinations below may span the globe, but they’ve all got one thing in common: they top the travel industry’s favourite places to see and be seen in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »