All aboard for an industry that won’t be beaten by the press!

All aboard for an industry that won’t be beaten by the press! The cruise industry has had a bad press recently. The Costa Concordia notwithstanding, much of the furore surrounding the industry has been about the norovirus, one of the …

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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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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2012

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2012 Following last week’s post on Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, the campaign’s creators, Bowel Cancer UK, write a guest post about the signs and symptoms of the condition and tell us why the campaign is so …

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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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Family holiday? Here’s how to sort the travel insurance.

Occasionally we write guest posts for other blogs who are looking for a little expert travel insurance advice. In this post for independent baby product retailers Justanotherbaby.co.uk we explained how to pick up a great travel insurance deal for the …

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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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How to make your journey easier with Essential Holiday Extras

Now this is interesting! Whilst World First can't actually book your holiday for you as we're not travel agents, we can make planning it just that little bit easier with a new service called Essential Holiday Extras. Extras puts those …

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