Britons never, never, never shall be slaves. At least, thatâ€™s how the song goes. And new research has found that British holidaymakers are testing that notion to its very limit, with 21% booking their getaways on company time. That could be costly. But not as costly as choosing to arrange travel insurance while your bossâ€™s back is turned.
A study from online travel agent sunshine.co.uk found that 21% of their customers over the last six months purchased their holiday online while at work, spending up to two hours of company time doing so. 42% booked from home, while only 4% used a high street travel agent. But itâ€™s the revelation that over a fifth of the 2,107 people questioned have booked holidays at work that has raised most eyebrows.
The search for travel insurance should never be rushed (but it usually is)
Whether booking holidays on company time is harmful or harmless depends on your standpoint. But one thingâ€™s for sure: the search for good holiday cover should never be rushed. Thatâ€™s especially true if youâ€™re on the lookout for travel insurance with pre-existing medical conditions cover.
Without knowing the ins and outs of your policy â€“ being completely clear about exactly what youâ€™re covered for â€“ you could find yourself severely out of pocket if something unexpected happens on holiday and you need to make a claim. Trouble is, research suggests that over a quarter of travellers see travel insurance as an afterthought.
How can we help?
At World First we make it easy to see exactly what youâ€™re covered for. And we give you clear details before you part with your cash, not after. When you get a quote, you have the option to select the policy benefits that are right for you, your holiday and your budget. And if youâ€™re travelling with medical conditions, our advanced travel insurance medical screening allows us to zero in on your condition with much more accuracy than other insurers, meaning you donâ€™t overpay for cover you donâ€™t need.
14 days to digest the small print
Going through the small print of your policy is the key to getting cover you can count on. Sure, it might take half an hour or so. But itâ€™s worth it for the peace of mind you get when you know youâ€™re not going to get caught out by the unexpected during your holiday. Fortunately, we give you plenty of time to make up your mind.
Once youâ€™ve purchased your cover with us, weâ€™ll allow you to cancel your policy and get a full refund for up to fourteen days. No hassle, no quibbles, no questions asked. And if thereâ€™s any part of your policy that youâ€™re unsure of, you can call our customer service team for a clear, friendly explanation from 08:30am â€“ 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 16:00 on Saturday.
Canâ€™t say fairer than that. Just make sure your boss isnâ€™t around when you call us.