Archive for the ‘Travel Insurance’ Category

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

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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, with the number of daily flights dropping by as much as 80% since the…

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Flybe Airline Enters Administration Amidst Coronavirus Chaos

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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?

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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…

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Thomas Cook goes bust – Here’s how it will affect your travel plans

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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 going bust, including useful information for those who have…

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

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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…

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9 bizarre claims made on travel insurance policies

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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,…

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Diabetes and insurance – what you need to know

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It’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…

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Top 10 travel apps for 2017

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As the technology in our smartphones and tablets continues to develop, we are given more and more ways to organise our lives and connect with other people all over the world. Perhaps one of the most exciting areas in app development at the minute is travel, with a multitude of new apps entering the market…

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