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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.

A third of young British holidaymakers shun travel insurance

Nearly a third (30%) of young British travellers could be putting themselves at risk of hefty medical bills by failing to arrange travel insurance for their trips abroad.

'One Night Free' in a UK hotel with Direct Line Travel Insurance

Customers purchasing an annual travel insurance policy with Direct Line, between now and the end of April 2013, will receive a completely free night away at a UK hotel for themselves and someone special.

Annual travel insurance policies offer savings

Britons who took more than one holiday in 2012 could have collectively saved themselves an estimated £195 million had they purchased one annual travel insurance policy instead of multiple single trip policies, according to research from Sainsbury's Bank Travel Insurance.

Travel insurance - don't leave home without it

A surge in last-minute single trip travel insurance sales suggests that Brits are looking for the warmth that will be absent on these shores this Easter.

Travel insurance - price vs cover

Families jetting off for an Easter getaway should check the levels of cover offered by their travel insurance, and not just opt for the cheapest policy available, warns MoneySupermarket.

Reassuring news for travellers with health issues

Many travellers are anxious about or indeed consciously fail to declare pre-existing medical conditions to travel insurance companies, worrying that it will dramatically increase the premiums, they might have to limit the length of their trip or destination or even be refused travel insurance.

Don’t forget - get covered before hitting the slopes

Hiscox, the specialist insurer, is urging an early review of insurance cover as part of prudent preparation for a winter sports holiday.

Numbers travelling abroad uninsured on the rise

Millions are putting themselves at risk of sky high medical bills, with nearly one in four (24%) travellers holidaying abroad without travel insurance, representing a notable increase from one in five (20%) in 2011.

Leaving it late to arrange travel insurance could prove a costly mistake

ABTA estimate that around six million overseas holidays will be booked in January and money saving comparison site Gocompare.com is advising holidaymakers to arrange their travel insurance sooner rather than later, because leaving it to the last minute means losing some valuable cover.

Perils of travelling without insurance

Whether people are searching for sun, sea, or snow this winter the cost of holidays can soon add up. But, as travelling costs escalate, many are choosing to cut corners on insurance and may come to regret it.

Travellers warned of increased winter sport medical costs

The cost of medical treatment for winter sports injuries has increased in four out of six of Britain's most popular foreign skiing destinations, according to new analysis from Sainsbury's Bank Travel Insurance.

Keep covered for your great (winter) escape

Brits jetting away to milder climes for an extended stay this winter need to ensure their travel and home insurance policies are fully valid, warns MoneySupermarket.

Don't scrimp on travel cover for half term holidays

With half term fast approaching, and many families planning a getaway, MoneySupermarket urges Brits to plan ahead and ensure they have adequate travel insurance in place, not only for themselves but also for their baggage.

Don't take off uninsured

According to a survey by ABTA 20% of all holidaymakers travel uninsured, putting themselves at risk of high medical bills if they fall ill or have an accident abroad.