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Travel insurance for seniors: it doesn’t have to be so gloomy!

Travel insurance for seniors: it doesn’t have to be so gloomy! A recent article by This Is Money lamented how expensive it is for senior travellers to buy travel insurance. But the article failed to mention one or two things …

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31% of skiers on thin ice? Not with World First Winter Sports cover.

31% of skiers on thin ice? Not with World First Winter Sports cover. We’ve had some shocking stats from ABTA, via our Know Before You Go partners, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The stats, which are the result of an …

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The World First Wander. Cruise Travel

Welcome to another installment of the world First Wander, our weekly look at what’s hot in travel writing and blogging. This week we are taking a look at cruise travel. It seems to be a hot topic right now! Cruising …

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Dechox for the British Heart Foundation

Dechox for the British Heart Foundation February is National Heart Month. This year, people all over the UK will be invited by the British Heart Foundation to take ten minutes each day, for ten days, to make a difference to …

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Flying south for winter. A travel insurance guide.

Flying south for winter. A travel insurance guide. It’s that time of year when you might be starting to think about the annual migration south to escape the worst of the British winter. If you are one of the lucky ones …

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Taking your holiday health cover to the next level…

Taking your holiday health cover to the next level… We’ve changed a few things here at World First. The most important of which is offering different levels of travel insurance cover for medical expenses, cancellation and luggage  for different types …

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Senior travellers 87% of over 55s plan holidays online

87% of over 55s plan holidays online Senior travellers swap travel agents for web browsers to plan their getaways. Ten years ago, some would have it that most seniors’ understanding of the digital revolution bordered on the luddite. Fast forward …

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Columbus Day – Travelling to the New World today? No problem…

Today is Columbus Day. It’s the day that many countries in the ‘New World’ celebrate as the day when the Americas were first ‘discovered’ by Europeans. But myths of Columbus and his voyage abound. Many believe that Columbus set out …

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No tax increases for World First travel insurance customers.

Yesterday, 4th January 2011, VAT went up from 17.5% to 20%. It means that everything, from petrol to pyjamas, will become just that little bit more expensive. The same goes for Insurance Premium Tax, in case you hadn’t heard. Like VAT it has gone up from 17.5% to 20% for holiday and travel insurance premiums, which will be a blow to people hoping for a little low cost sunshine or snow this spring.

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Travelling with a medical condition? Be prepared for delays.

If there’s one thing that the recent weather and strikes have proven, it’s that you can never be absolutely sure that you’ll get there – or back again – when you think you will. And let’s not forget the volcanic ash of last year. The fact is that if you are travelling with a medical condition, you might need a little more than a toothbrush and spare undies to take to the airport.

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