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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.

LV= travel insurance will cover Brits waiting for their passports

As the Passport Office is facing an unprecedented backlog of passport applications, thousands of Brits are unable to travel as they are waiting for their new passport to arrive.

One in five over 50s travel without insurance

Whether it’s topping up your tan, getting your hair done or launching into a foreign language crash course – planning a trip abroad can mean a to-do list as long as your arm.

Home or away - make sure you’re insured this Bank Holiday

Families taking advantage of the bank holiday or jetting off for a half term getaway should check the levels of cover offered by their travel insurance, and not just opt for the cheapest policy available, warns MoneySuperMarket.

The things we really want travel insurance to cover

Delayed flight, ferry or train departures, and disappointing accommodation head the list of holiday-spoilers travellers wish they could be insured against, while bad weather, inedible food and rude hotel staff also ranked highly on holidaymakers’ insurance wish list.

Insurance ‘contribution clauses’ could cost consumers a packet

Gocompare.com is warning people to check what insurance cover they already have in place through their bank accounts and home insurance policies, or risk paying dear if they need to make a claim.

1 in 3 winter sports holidaymakers won’t take out appropriate insurance cover

One in three people planning to take a winter sports holiday do not intend to take out winter sports insurance, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance.

A quarter of over 50s plan to spend more on their 2014 holiday

January is the peak holiday buying month and 8 in ten over 50s say they are planning to go abroad this year.

Have piste of mind on the slopes this winter

Skiers and snowboarders set to hit the slopes this winter should ensure they have a sufficient level of travel insurance cover in place for themselves and families, and this must include winter sports cover, says MoneySuperMarket.com.

Breathe easy and declare your child’s asthma

As the October half term fast-approaches, when many families will head overseas, MedicalTravelCompared.com is encouraging the parents of children with respiratory conditions to make certain they are adequately covered by their travel insurance policy.

£55 million spent treating sports injuries abroad

Britons accumulate medical bills totalling an average of £55million per year, after injuring themselves playing sport on holiday, new research from Direct Line travel insurance reveals.

Don't forget your holiday insurance

More than a third of people going on holiday this year do not intend to take out holiday insurance, according to new research for Nationwide Building Society.

Luggage worth more than a trip abroad

Packing for a summer holiday can be a heavy business, with GB holidaymakers now cramming their suitcase full of goods worth thousands of pounds, a 67% increase over the past five years.