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Half of all travel insurers do not cover terrorism
    Posted on 29/10/2007 at 04:21
It's not something any of us like to dwell on when going on holiday, but unfortunately terrorism is a fact of life and something to bear in mind when purchasing insurance. New studies show that many insurance companies exclude terrorism in their standard policies. Indeed, travellers have been warned to check the small print when purchasing an insurance policy as it has been found that only ...
A new confession from the two airlines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, highlighted by BBC's finance programme Moneybox, have sparked views that passengers who took long-haul flights between 2004 and 2006 may be able to claim compensation. The two major airlines have rec...
More tourists spend their holidays on their bikes
    Posted on 09/10/2007 at 11:37
Recent statistics from analysts at Mintel have shown that more and more Britons are choosing to cycle whilst on holiday. Indeed, a survey of two thousand people has revealed that in 2006 450,000 cycling holidays were taken, a 30% increase from the previous year, with £120m being spent in total. The survey also shows that 16% of adults...
Claims at Britain's biggest travel insurer in chaos
    Posted on 28/09/2007 at 12:14
Britain's biggest travel insurer, AXA, admitted the other day that its claims service has been failing lately, with hundreds of customers not receiving a payout for their insurance claim. Many angry holidaymakers have in fact had to wait many months for a payout and still not received anything. AXA is a large insurance company that pro...
A report by Norwich Union's travel insurance division has found that 25% of British holidaymakers do not possess travel insurance. These travellers risk incurring substantial costs should they fall victim to theft or ill health when on holiday. These findings are particularly concerning given that middle-aged Britons are now more likely to holiday abroad than ever before. Of those h...
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