Direct Travel Insurance

Direct Travel Insurance provides comprehensive travel insurance for residents of the UK. Direct Travel Insurance Services was established in 1992 and began trading in 1993. Since then, they have become one of the UK's leading independent travel insurance specialists. All travel insurance policies are provided by AIG Europe (UK) Limited and underwritten by Landmark Insurance Company Limited.

Policy Types

Direct Travel Insurance
  • Single Trip
  • Annual Multi Trip
  • Backpacking & Long Stay
  • Winter Sports
  • Over 65's
  • Pre- Existing Medical Conditions

Policy Benefits

  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Medical expenses up to £10,000,000
  • Cancellation cover up to £6,000
  • Personal liability up to £2,000,000
  • Personal accident up to £75,000
  • Legal advice up to £50,000
  • Emergeny dental treatment up to £500


Visit Direct Travel Insurance for a quote.

Enquiries and Quotes0845 605 2700
24 hour Emergency Assistance (for customers over 65)+44 (0)1273 747 602
Claims Department0845 603 6497

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Was insured with Direct travel insurance on a family trip to India. My daughter was hospitalised and they could not have been more helpful at a very stressful time. Nothing was too much trouble - they even booked me an excellent hotel near the hospital. Absolutley faultless service at any hour of the day or night -they even paid out for an ambulance when I didn't get a receipt. Highly recommended.
Posted by J McI on the 8th January 20125 stars
Lost my Glasses on the plane and after 6 weeks and numerous phone calls I am still waiting for my claim to be paid - terrible service.
Posted by Callum Kear on the 4th December 20111 stars
I have used them in the past. I had a dental problem overseas and they refused to reimburse me because they said any teeth that already have a filling are considered 'diseased' and are not covered by the insurance. I'd be leery of using them again.
Posted by L. Graley on the 1st April 20112 stars
Direct Travel Insurance provide an excellent service at a reasonable cost. I have used them for my travel insurance for the last four holidays I have been on and they have always been the cheapest provider of travel insurance after searching through several providers. The last time I went for two weeks to Greece and it was less than £10 for cover.

They are good at handling claims also: on a previous holiday to Turkey, one of our party had an accident and required stitches to his head. He was taken to a Turkish hospital and received stitches and pain killers to the tune of £200. Upon returning to the UK, a claim for these costs was made to Direct Travel Insurance who informed us it would be no problem to pay out. The money to cover the cost was issued within 2 weeks of putting in the claim. We were all impressed with this quick service and the fact that the policies appear to be underwritten by AXA Insurance, so you know you are getting a good product.

All in all I would give them a rating of 10/10 for customer service, value for money and ease of purchasing as their website is so simple to use. I will definitely be using them again this year for my holiday!
Posted by Wayne Blinkhorn on the 1st July 20085 stars