With half term around the corner, and many families planning an Autumn getaway, MoneySupermarket.com urges holiday makers to check they have the right level of travel insurance in place before they set off - otherwise their wallets will take the hit should anything happen while away.
One in five, 20% of travellers, are still running the risk of sky high medical bills when travelling abroad through not taking out travel insurance in spite of recent high profile cases highlighting the significant risks of doing so to both health and finances.
From Wednesday 21 September 2011, Nationwide Building Society will become the only UK financial services provider to offer free travel insurance (as part of a free current account) to those aged up to 75.
M&S Money has launched a new travel insurance policy which can be custom built according to travellers' individual requirements.
The average medical claim made by Britons who fall ill or have an accident in a foreign country now stands at a staggering £1,333.41 according to an analysis of 2010 claims data from Sainsbury's Travel Insurance.
Over seven million Britons (15% of adults) have had a holiday disrupted by problems including ash clouds, industrial action and political unrest overseas in the past 18 months, according to new research from Sainsbury's Travel Insurance.
With many ‘gappers' starting to plan their trips this summer, Bob Atkinson, travel expert at moneysupermarket.com offers ten top tips to help those travelling to spend their money wisely and keep safe abroad.
With the school holidays just around the corner, over 50s insurance provider RIAS has enhanced its travel insurance policy to give customers a wide range of additional benefits for stress free holidays.
More than half of Brits (58 per cent) are unaware of the benefits of having the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when holidaying in Europe, according to research by moneysupermarket.com.
More than half (58 per cent) of British holidaymakers would ‘staycation' without taking out travel insurance according to research from moneysupermarket.com.
The number of single trip travel insurance policies on the market has grown by nearly a quarter over the last three years, according to Defaqto.
Following major travel disruption resulting from the volcanic ash incident, Ageas advises customers with a policy start date prior to 23 May 2011, who also booked their trip prior to 23 May 2011, will be covered as per their policy terms and conditions.
As a result of the recent Icelandic volcanic eruption, many people who are intending to travel over the coming days face potential flight and holiday cancellation. At the very least, a large number of holidaymakers are likely to experience flight delays.
Goodtogoinsurance.com, specialist insurer providing travel cover for the over 65s and those with pre-existing conditions, welcomes a report from consumer group Which?, highlighting the lack of affordable insurance for the older traveller.
With the prospect of volcanic ash disrupting flights into and out of the UK Saga is offering advice to travellers on the steps to take to ensure you're not left stranded or out of pocket.
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