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One in three winter sports holidaymakers won’t take out appropriate insurance cover

One in three people (33%) planning to take a winter sports holiday this winter do not intend to take out winter sports insurance, according to new findings1 from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Skiers may find their piste closure cover useful as snow is scarce in the Alps

Skiers and snowboarders heading to the Alps and Pyrenees in the next few weeks may find that their travel insurance policy offers some solace for the distinct lack of snow.

No upper age limit for new AA single trip policy

AA Insurance has re-launched its travel insurance policy with a range of improvements in cover.

Get the right cover for winter holidays warn ABTA and the FCO

Almost a third of people (29%) taking a ski or snowboarding holiday this year will do so without the right travel insurance putting themselves at risk of high medical bills if they have an accident or get injured on the slopes.

Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance offers 35% discount on Annual multi-trip cover

Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance announces that from 30th September 2014 until 29th December 2014 Nectar card holders who apply online and quote the code ‘T1737’ will be entitled to a 35% discount on Annual multi-trip cover.

Quarter of people would skip travel insurance for a six-month trip around the world

As news of volcanic ash once more threatens to ground flights and disrupt holidays, a new poll shows how Britons are knowingly chancing their arm by going away without travel insurance.

LV= travel insurance will cover Brits held up by Bardarbunga volcano

As the Icelandlic Metereological Office has raised the warning level of the Bardarbunga volcano erupting to ‘orange’ – the second highest level – meaning there is a strong probability that passenger flights may be affected by volcanic ash in the next few days.

Average medical claim while abroad is over £1,000

More than a quarter (27%) of holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip overseas in the past two years had a serious or long term medical condition such as diabetes or a heart condition at the time, according to research from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Delays and missed departure cover - check the small print

Every year, some unlucky travellers are reduced to camping out in airport lounges waiting for delayed flights due to strikes, industrial action or adverse weather conditions while others miss their departure following a major accident blocking the motorway.

4.1 million travel to Europe without insurance cover

With the holiday season in full swing, new research from the AA reveals that almost one in ten holidaymakers (9%) travel to Europe without travel insurance. That’s the equivalent of 4.1 million travellers this year without cover.

Travel insurance helps over 4,300 holiday makers every week

In 2013 over 4,300 holiday makers every week depend on the safety net travel insurance provides in paying for emergency medical treatment at a cost on average of £930 per claim, according to data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Over packed but under insured?

Brits jetting off on a foreign holiday pack around £1,000 worth of clothes, accessories, toiletries and valuables, including jewellery and electronic gadgets, according to new research.

Backpacker and extended trip insurance under the spotlight

Backpackers are being urged to make sure they pick a travel insurance policy that covers all their needs - from countries they want to visit to the activities (sporting or work) they plan to undertake, and that won’t expire before the end of their travels.

What happens in Kavos... could be a huge financial hangover

Hundreds of 18 to 24 year old holidaymakers travelling abroad could be leaving themselves thousands of pounds out of pocket as a result of large medical bills, lost baggage or cancelled flights, according to new research.

Young Brits putting family finances at risk overseas

FCO and ABTA issue warning to young British travellers about the importance of travel insurance.