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New travel insurance guide from ABI
    Posted on 15/05/2011 at 14:51
Choosing the right travel insurance policy can be a bit of a nightmare for consumers, especially if it is the first time that they have made an insurance purchase. It’s for this reason that the ABI (Association of British Insurers) has released a new guide to help holidaymakers planning their summer holidays to choose the most suitable travel insurance. Many people simply don’t kno...
Unforeseen events, such as civil unrest, terrorism, war, rioting, natural and nuclear disasters, etc., (known in the travel industry as Force Majeure or ‘Acts of God’), can result in travellers’ flights and holidays being cancelled, with their travel agent refusing to offer a refund. So will your travel insurance cover you in such circumstances? The recent events in Japan have s...
Are your belongings properly covered?
    Posted on 26/03/2011 at 15:46
With Easter coming up, followed by an extra long Bank Holiday weekend courtesy of the Royal wedding, many of us are busy planning an extended get-away using minimal annual leave. However, how many of us have given the same thought to our travel insurance policies? With many of us taking more and more expensive gadgets away with us, appropriate cover for our personal possessions is mor...
Government to expand Atol travel insurance scheme
    Posted on 10/03/2011 at 15:45
Following the problems with a number of large tour operators going bust in recent years, the government has now announced its plans to expand the Atol (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) scheme. This scheme was created to provide protection and financial cover for travellers when they purchase a package holiday a...
In the wake of the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, as well as other countries across North Africa and the Middle East, EssentialTravel.co.uk has issued a warning to travellers regarding the validity of their travel insurance policies. As well as the obvious danger that comes from visiting volatile countries in...
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