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Festive Drone Chaos At Gatwick Highlights Why Having Suitable Travel Insurance Is So Important

In Industry News, Insurance, Travel by Tom McGuinness

The recent chaos involving a drone at Gatwick airport caused some 1,000 flights to be cancelled and ruined the travel plans of around 140,000 passengers. But while the drone incident was unprecedented in its nature, it highlights how even the best-laid plans can be severely interrupted by totally unexpected circumstances. It is a situation that also highlights why having travel …

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Protecting Your Health While On Holiday

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News, Travel by Matthew Tagg

You’ve just booked your next holiday and are already counting down the days to your departure. Maybe you’ve opted for a staycation? After all, the glorious weather we’ve been having in the UK recently presents a strong argument for not travelling further afield. Regardless of where you’re going, travel insurance will hopefully feature in your plans. This vital consideration – …

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Half Of British Holidaymakers Do Not Secure Travel Insurance When They Book

In In The Press, Industry News, Travel by Paul Connolly

Half of all UK holidaymakers are at risk of losing money because they don’t buy travel insurance when they book their trips, a new study has revealed. According to the research from Aviva, 49% of travellers do not buy insurance when they book their holidays. A quarter (24%) buy it just before they are due to depart, while 23% don’t …

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Over Half A Million Brits Needed Help On Holiday Last Year

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News, Travel by Raina Dhillon

Appropriate travel insurance is something most people secure before they go away. While it won’t prevent accidents from happening or luggage from being lost, it can provide a much-needed safety net should the worst happen while you’re abroad – or even at home if you’re opting for a staycation instead. However, despite the peace of mind it affords, many holidaymakers …

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Many Brits Choosing to Shun Travel Insurance

In Industry News, Travel by PCH Staff

A new survey of British holidaymakers has uncovered some rather worrying trends when it comes to protecting themselves and their belongings while abroad. The survey by fundraising website Give as You Live polled some 2,000 Brits and found that 15% never secure appropriate travel insurance before taking a trip. Interestingly, it’s younger holidaymakers aged between 16 and 24 years old …

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3 Travel Insurance Mistakes You Need To Avoid

In Industry News, Insurance, Travel, Uncategorized by PCH Staff

Booking a holiday is always exciting, even if your departure date is well in the future. In fact, having plenty of time before you leave allows you to secure the best deal for a very important element of your holiday: travel insurance. This absolute holiday necessity – which covers everything from lost luggage to a medical emergency while you’re away …

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Upfront Charges to Curb NHS Medical Tourism ‘a Threat to Everyone’

In Industry News, Travel by PCH Staff

NHS patients will now be asked to prove their eligibility to receive state-funded medical treatment under new plans designed to curb medical tourism and save the health service much needed funds. Going forward, medical staff will routinely ask patients for utility bills, bank statements and proof of employment in an attempt to identify who should be paying for treatment. Migrants …

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Uninsured Brits Spend £850 on Medical Care Abroad

In Insurance, Travel by PCH Staff

For most holidaymakers, holding valid travel insurance before they go away is a vital part of the overall package. However, a new poll has revealed that a significant proportion of British travellers are paying hefty prices abroad because they chose not to get suitable insurance before their breaks. According to the research by flight comparison company Jetcost, just two thirds …

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Cancer Patients Hit with Much Heftier Travel Insurance Premiums, Finds Study

In Industry News, Travel by PCH Staff

While “healthy” people are paying around £37, on average, for travel insurance, many former cancer patients are having to fork out more than £1,000 because outdated holiday insurance policies still view the disease as a “death sentence”, a charity has said. According to Macmillan Cancer Support, some cancer patients are even refused insurance altogether, forcing many to forgo their holiday …

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BSI-Developed Code of Practice Launched to Help Organisations Safeguard their Travellers

In Business, Industry News, Travel by PCH Staff

The British Standards Institution, the body that defines more than 2,000 industry standards in the UK per year, has launched a code of practice advising organisations on how to address and manage the health, safety and security risks posed to their workers who travel as part of their jobs. Developed in association with International SOS, a medical and travel security …

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‘Bleisure’ Trips Leave Corporate Travellers at Risk

In Industry News, Travel by PCH Staff

Adding an extra few leisure days at the end of a business trip is something that many people do nowadays. After all, the stresses that often come with work and the fast-paced lives many people lead make the occasional break totally justified. However, a recent poll shows that business travellers who do indeed bolt-on additional leisure days to their trips …