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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Wouldn’t it be great if your holiday insurance paid out every time?

Insurance company holiday cancellation insurance cover doesn't always pay out, World First Hotelsure and Cancelsure does

Continue reading

Insurers, risk and pre-existing medical conditions

Insurers, risk and pre-existing medical conditions Actuaries are a conservative bunch. It's said that they're the ones that found accounting and insurance a little too exciting. They spend their days among tables and charts that they use to calculate the …

Continue reading

Free travel insurance with your home insurance

Is the free travel insurance that comes with home insurance such a good deal. Not if you're over 65 and/or have a pre-existing medical condition

Continue reading

Being 70 doesn’t limit you to going to Bognor Regis any more

One of the most important social changes in the last couple of decades has been not just an ageing population, but an ageing active population. The post-war baby boomers are coming up to retirement or have already taken it. What's …

Continue reading

Word First gets a new look

Word First gets a new look The new World First web site is to be launched this weekend. It marks the completion of first stage of a new era for us with a new emphasis on building our reputation across …

Continue reading