Category Archives: Travel Insurance

Florida jail threat from British drivers after law changes

British holidaymakers in Florida risk jail for driving without insurance and a permit after an little publicised change of state law. The new rules stop foreigners from driving if they do not have an International Driving Permit (IDP) – and … Continue reading

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Jet set Brits wing it without travel insurance

Only one in five of every jet-setting Brit flying abroad for a holiday has enough travel insurance cover for their suitcases. The average case is stuffed with clothes, gadgets and other belongings worth £1,500 – and 2 million holidaymakers had … Continue reading

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Festival thieves prey on unguarded camp sites

Thieves stole belongings worth £226,738 from festival-goers at the leading music events last summer. The figure was totted up by police from music lovers reporting 1,100 crimes at the leading 11 festivals – with 75% of the thefts from unguarded … Continue reading

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Cheap caravan insurance can work out expensive

Good Samaritan caravan owners offering friends and family mates rates for cheap holidays may end up out-of-pocket if their insurance fails to cover the agreement. It doesn’t really matter if the owner has cheap caravan insurance or a more expensive … Continue reading

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New flight compensation reforms leave millions unprotected

Millions of holidaymakers flying off to the sun who think their breaks are covered by an airline compensation scheme if something goes wrong are really unprotected, according to a travel insurance firm. And new reforms designed to extend consumer protection … Continue reading

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Confused tourists fail to take out travel insurance

Confused holidaymakers who think the government will pick up the tab if they need medical treatment while on holiday are failing to take out travel insurance for their trips. Almost one in five tourists believe they do not need travel … Continue reading

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Don’t share you holiday bliss with online crooks

If you are lying on a sun-kissed beach sipping a cocktail, just stop and think twice before you share your bliss on a social network. Around a third of holidaymakers tell the world they are away from home – and … Continue reading

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1 in 4 travel claims come from travellers to Spain

One in four travel insurance claims worth around £7 million a year come from holidaymakers who visited Spain. The value of claims does not tell the whole story, as the total is thought to represent around only 80% of lost, … Continue reading

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Travel insurance misunderstandings for Euro holidaymakers

Millions of tourists heading off to a place in the sun in Europe are risking travelling with no medical insurance. A third of holidaymakers wrongly believe they have medical cover in Europe when they don’t – and could easily remedy … Continue reading

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Playing your cards right with travel health insurance

Holidaymakers on trips to Europe need to take a free medical card in case of emergency – or they could face having their travel insurance claims rejected. All British holidaymakers are entitled to an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that … Continue reading

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