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Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

The end of the year is looming. That means thoughts will soon turn to summer 2018. Is it the same for you? What are your plans so far? New research from The Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggests that 72% of …

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More and more European resorts are directing tourists in need of medical treatment to private hospitals in exchange for a referral fee. With most travel insurers unable to cover private medical care, it’s leaving travel-lovers facing huge medical bills. 

The frightening foreign medical bills that insurers can’t cover

More and more European resorts are directing tourists in need of medical treatment to private hospitals in exchange for a referral fee. With most travel insurers unable to cover private medical care, it’s leaving travel-lovers facing huge medical bills. 

Do I have to get the right travel insurance cover?

Get the right cover! Walking Spain’s most spectacular hike.

How are you with heights? Good? Then you might like to test them on what is often described as Spain’s most spectacular walk, the Cares Gorge in the Picos de Europa, the impressive limestone mountain range that’s close to the …

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Holiday tips for travellers with mental health needs

Anyone can get stressed or nervous when it comes to preparing for a holiday. But when you are living with mental health needs, there are a few extra things to consider to help make sure your trip is the relaxing, …

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Need specific cover?

Need specific cover? It might be better to call us.

Expensive holiday? Valuable luggage? These days, most people tend to buy their travel insurance online. But if you’re looking for something specialist or super-comprehensive, take note that we can cover much more over the phone than we can online. Allow …

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How often do we really go on holiday?

How often do we really go on holiday?

Two things we Brits hate to be without: a cup of tea and regular travel. Jetting off somewhere special is a British obsession. But how often do we really go on holiday - and how much time do we spend …

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Monarch collapse: Advice for customers

Monarch collapse: Advice for customers Here’s a summary of advice for all customers affected by the collapse of Monarch. 

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Survey results: What gadgets do you take on holiday?

The modern world is full of weird and wonderful gadgets and gizmos. But which are you most likely to take on holiday? We asked 1,373 travel-lovers that very question - and here’s what we found out. 

Survey results: Your top 5 favourite types of accommodation

Survey results: Your top 5 favourite types of accommodation

B&B or boutique room with a balcony? We asked 1,384 travel-lovers about their favourite types of holiday accommodation. Here’s what we found out. 

Advice for travellers affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has hit land and is causing widespread disruption across the Caribbean and beyond. Here’s the latest advice for travellers affected by the storm.