Archive for the 'Travel Insurance' category

Can I Get Travel Insurance that Covers Coronavirus?

August 18, 2020 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Can I Get Travel Insurance that Covers Coronavirus? The travel industry has been drastically hit this year as the Coronavirus pandemic forced countries into lockdown and people were urged to stay home and cancel all travel plans.  When the lockdown rules eased in June 2020, things were looking up for travellers as countries re-opened and holiday destinations were back in business, but now it seems we are taking a step backwards, with the number of Coronavirus cases increasing again in some of…

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How to Get a Refund on Travel Insurance due to Covid-19

May 1, 2020 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

How to Get a Refund on Travel Insurance due to Covid-19 If your travel plans have changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, is it possible to get any money back? Find out here and see which insurers are currently offering refunds (full or partial) and date changes. In October 2019, it was reported by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) that 88% of the UK population had a holiday last year. This year, however, the Coronavirus outbreak has had a huge global impact on the travel industry,…

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Flybe Airline Enters Administration Amidst Coronavirus Chaos

March 5, 2020 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Flybe Airline Enters Administration Amidst Coronavirus Chaos The airline has warned customers not to travel to the airport unless they have arranged alternative travel. British airline Flybe, once the largest independent regional airline in Europe, has ceased operations and filed for administration “having failed to find a feasible solution to allow us to keep trading”, CEO Mark Anderson has said. In a letter to more than 2,000 members of staff now left without a job, he added: "I am…

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Is Coronavirus Covered by Travel Insurance?

March 2, 2020 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Is Coronavirus Covered by Travel Insurance? As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, learn your travel rights here. Thousands of people are worried about their summer holidays and how they could be affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) as news of confirmed cases begin to rack up in popular tourist hotspots like Spain, Italy and France – but how does this affect travel insurance? Coronavirus – Am I safe to travel? Before getting yourself too worked up, it’s worth finding out whether or…

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Millennials Take TWICE as Many ‘Dream Holidays’ as Their Parents

January 31, 2020 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Millennials Take TWICE as Many ‘Dream Holidays’ as Their Parents Popular destinations include Europe, the Caribbean and Australia. A report from Money.co.uk has discovered that those aged between 16 and 30 have been on almost twice as many ‘dream holidays’ as their parents. It has been previously acknowledged that Brits will enjoy 2 of these holidays in their lifetime. However, this latest study suggests that the younger generation could have up to 7 or more by the time they…

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Easyjet to fill package holiday void left by Thomas Cook collapse

November 13, 2019 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Easyjet to fill package holiday void left by Thomas Cook collapse Popular budget airline, Easyjet, have made the bold decision to capitalize on Thomas Cook’s departure from the holiday market by offering their own package holidays, with details on the launch expected to be announced before Christmas. The collapse of Thomas Cook left experts wondering whether package holidays would soon be a thing of the past as holidaymakers grow in confidence, securing their travel plans themselves and missing…

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Thomas Cook goes bust - Here's how it will affect your travel plans

September 23, 2019 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Thomas Cook goes bust – Here’s how it will affect your travel plans Here are all the latest details for anybody who has booked a holiday with Thomas Cook Britain’s oldest travel agent, Thomas Cook, has gone bust. It entered compulsory liquidation and went into administration yesterday (22nd September 2019), and stopped trading with immediate effect, leaving more than 150,000 British holidaymakers stranded around the world. Here is everything you should know about Thomas Cook…

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Medical bills soar to more than £200 MILLION for British holidaymakers

August 21, 2019 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Medical bills soar to more than £200 MILLION for British holidaymakers Travellers are being reminded about the importance of travel insurance as medical bills reach an astonishing £209 million – the highest figure recorded since 2011. Statistics from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) suggest that a UK holidaymaker requires emergency medical attention every 3 minutes, with 153,000 British travellers turning to their travel insurance for help in the past year –…

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9 bizarre claims made on travel insurance policies

July 23, 2019 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

9 bizarre claims made on travel insurance policies Travel insurance can be a saving grace for you and your family when you go on holiday. If you’ve ever had to claim on your travel insurance policy, statistics would suggest that you probably had your trip cancelled or had your luggage stolen - or perhaps your car was licked by a herd of cows, causing damage to your paintwork… Now, that last one may seem unlikely, but it has happened! Here are 9 funny and strange insurance…

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Diabetes and insurance - what you need to know

March 27, 2018 | Posted under: Travel Insurance

Diabetes and insurance – what you need to knowIt’s not uncommon for people living with diabetes to have some difficulty when arranging insurance cover – whether it’s car insurance, travel insurance, life insurance or income protection insurance. Diabetes falls under the title of ‘pre-existing medical condition’, which often means an insurance company will view you as a higher risk. Subsequently premiums can be more expensive for people living with diabetes, and…

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