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A Complete Insurance Guide for The Prepared Traveller

A Complete Insurance Guide for The Prepared Traveller

“I’m only travelling for a few days, what is the worst that can happen?” “I haven’t fallen ill in the past few years, I don’t see what will change in the next few weeks.”

Over 50s on staycation risk being left out of pocket

Research by Saga Travel Insurance has revealed that 350,000 over 50s have travelled without insurance in the last 5 years.

The pain in Spain comes mainly from the claims

New analysis from Direct Line Travel Insurance reveals that of the 600,000 plus travel insurance claims made by British holidaymakers last year, almost a quarter (150,000) were claims for holidays in Spain.

1 in 5 UK holidaymakers have needed medical treatment abroad

Over 1 in 5 (22%) UK holidaymakers have needed to seek medical treatment whilst abroad, new research from Gocompare.com travel insurance has found.

1.8 million travelling Brits put insurance at risk by not declaring medical conditions

One in 10 (12 per cent) Brits with a pre-existing medical condition are running the risk of invalidating their travel insurance policy by not declaring it, according to new insight from MoneySuperMarket.

New generation of travellers demand digital insurance services

International travel insurance provider, Allianz Global Assistance UK, is changing traditional insurance practices to ensure a simple ‘right first time’ claim submission and speedy payment.

Millions are missing out on valuable cover by arranging their travel policies at the last minute

As summer holiday season approaches, experts from Gocompare.com travel insurance are warning holidaymakers not to leave arranging their travel insurance to the last minute or risk losing their holiday costs if they have to cancel their trip.

Five ways to ensure a successful travel insurance claim

Ahead of the summer get-away, Gocompare.com Travel Insurance is advising travellers to make sure they have the right cover for their holiday, or risk being left out of pocket if they need to make a claim.

British travellers left exposed by lack of awareness of the cost of belongings

British travellers are underestimating the value of their holiday belongings, leaving a significant number of insurance policies invalid.

Half of British holidaymakers expect too much of the EHIC

According to research from Gocompare.com travel insurance, half (50%) of UK adults who’ve travelled abroad wrongly believe that an EHIC entitles them to free emergency medical care anywhere in Europe and a further 5% believe that entitlement extends to the anywhere in the World.

Confusion reigns over European Health Insurance Card

UK tourists jetting off on summer holidays abroad risk laying themselves open to hefty medical bills because of confusion over the benefits offered by a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Travel insurance ‘not necessary’ for almost half of holidaymakers who travel uninsured

As the summer holiday season looms, new research reveals that 44 per cent of holidaymakers who travel abroad without insurance think it is ‘not necessary’.

Delaying buying travel cover could prove a costly mistake

Gocompare.com is warning holidaymakers heading abroad not to leave arranging their travel insurance to the last minute or risk losing valuable cover if they unexpectedly need to cancel or cut their trip short.

Silver skiers could be forced out in the cold this season due to the cost of cover

Older skiers face an uphill struggle to get covered on the slopes, according to research from Gocompare.com Travel Insurance.

Travel insurance warning in the busiest week for holiday bookings

Millions of British holidaymakers will book their summer holidays in January with the third week of the year traditionally being one of the busiest for those looking forward to some summer sunshine.