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World First Launch The Gap year "Survival Guide" to Support the FCO "Know before You Go Campaign"

Even though we do say it ourselves, we have some pretty nifty travel insurance deals out there – and our gap year and backpacker travel insurance cover is second to none – fantastic travel insurance quotes for people going away for extended periods.

But, with some figures coming to our attention the other day which showed that up to 49% of gappies don’t take out insurance, we thought we better do something about it.  (Do they know that medical bills and repatriation can rise to the thousands, hundreds of thousands, of pounds?  Will the bank of mum and dad stretch that far I wonder?)

Centre stage – Facebook. Or more specifically the World First Travel Insurance Facebook fan page!

Today we are launching the World First Gap Year Survival Guide.  We have posted some useful videos and information from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  We have some great case histories and tips and advice from pervious gappies and seasonnaires.  And of course, we have details on our backpacker insurance policies.

But, what we REALLY want is news from “in the field”. We want backpackers to share their experiences.  Pass on hints and tips. Perhaps even tell us how their travel insurance has helped them out.  They could be past travellers, planning their breaks or even out there right now (and by the way – if you are travelling without insurance today – IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!! Most travel insurance companies will cover you over the internet – including us!).

We want you guys to tell us your funny stories, perhaps warn people about danger hot spots, share your pictures, give us the inside track on best ways to stay safe – anything to do with survival really!

So, get on Facebook, check out what other travellers have to say.  See what the FCO says.  See what we have to say.  And, make sure you have the right cover for you BEFORE you go away....

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