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Travel insurance guide – what you need to know

With the impending summer holiday season nearly upon us, now would seem the most prudent time to remind those planning on overseas jaunts this year to prioritise your financial wellbeing before packing up your troubles and jetting off somewhere of warmer climes. Habitually millions of us optimistic Brits ...
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Failure to Renew Travel Insurance Policy Leaves British Woman in Limbo on Sustaining Potentially Life-changing Injuries after Being Flung from Horse

If ever there was an advert to encourage people to take out travel insurance policies before even thinking about jetting off overseas (or indeed, in the UK itself), then the recent news headline-making case involving an injured British woman stranded in Egypt would surely fit that public-servicing bill. ...
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The most obscure travel insurance claims revealed

As the holiday season homes into view (we know, the weather’s still a bit iffy) we thought the time was prudent to share with you some of the more peculiar travel insurance claims which have been pursued by unfortunate policyholders in recent times. Where once perhaps, in years ...
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Travel Insurer Refused to Compensate Expectant Holidaymakers Forced into Cancelling Long-standing Trip to Zika-hit Mexico

An expectant young couple have been dealt a massive financial blow at one of the worst possible times. All-set to jet off on a long-standing holiday to Mexico ahead of the impending birth, the couple’s plans suddenly hit the buffers as news of the Zika virus broke; and ...
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Travel insurance alternative EHIC costs UK much more than it recoups

It’s enough to make Nigel Farage choke on his Rice Krispies, but it seems that the UK IS forking out millions more for EU healthcare provisions that it’s reeling in from fellow EU member states. And far from being a member of Parliament from the Eurosceptic right, it’s ...
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Rise of GoPro Tech Seen on Slopes Makes Ski-ing an Even Riskier Business for Under-insured Holidaymakers

Most of us are already well aware of the inherent dangers involved in hurtling down an alpine slope at silly mph whilst donned in nothing more than a bubble jacket, a bobble hat and some goggles, whilst ‘steering’ ourselves to almost certain injury courtesy of either a pair ...
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Travellers Beware: World’s Top 10 Pickpocketing Hotspots Named

Just this week everyone’s favourite go-to website for tourist information (as routinely delivered straight from the recently travelled person’s mouth, so to speak), www.tripadvisor.com afforded the world what its users believe to be the most pickpocketer-friendly cities on the planet. Users of the hugely popular travelogue and tourist ...
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Winter Sports Travel Insurance Claims Double During February half-term, As Many British Families Decamp to European Ski Resorts

The unseasonably mild British winter may already be giving way to the first flourishes of spring, with snowdrops and daffodils rearing their most welcome heads, yet for many people this half-term, a more traditional white vista is the only thing on their mind. The annual February school break ...
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Pregnant Travellers Heading to Zika-affected Destinations Will be Entitled to Airline Refunds

Most of the major airlines are responding to customer concerns over travelling to destinations – especially in central and South America – which have confirmed cases of the Zika virus, amid fears that pregnant women are potentially at serious risk from the disease which is spreading further and ...
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Travel insurer sees policy sales surge amid Zika virus fears

The Zika virus has made everyone sit up and take notice in recent weeks as widespread reports of the health implications, regarding pregnant women in particular, have put parts of the world on red alert. And of course, anybody planning on taking trips for business, leisure or pleasure ...
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