What does the delay of the €7 visa-waiver mean for you?

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The introduction of a €7 visa-waiver fee has been pushed back, again, meaning British travellers will not have to pay an additional charge to travel to the EU until at least 2024.

Should you bank on your travel insurance?

The convenience of a travel insurance policy rolled into a package bank account, where the payment comes out automatically on a monthly basis may be appealing for many.

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As temperatures soar, Mediterranean wildfires are spreading at an alarming rate

The UK is set to have its hottest day on record today with temperatures predicted to reach 41oC. The surging temperatures have caused catastrophe across most of Europe. Wildfires are spreading rapidly along the Mediterranean with France, Spain, Croatia, Greece and Portugal being worst affected.

Category: Disasters

Holidaymakers warned to check their travel insurance for this crucial cover

Consumer awareness campaign, Which?, has found 4 in ten travel insurance policies do not cover holidaymakers if their travel plans are affected by airport or airline staff strikes.

Why you should always declare your medical conditions to your travel insurer

It’s certainly not new news that holidaymakers can be left to foot hefty medical bills due to their travel insurer refusing to cover costs, but it is easily prevented.

Category: Medical

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5 holiday scams and how to avoid them

Summer is upon us; despite the dismal weather we appear to have been graced with recently. With the UK expecting yet more rainfall over the next few days…

  

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Would you pay £10 now to save yourself £10,000 later?

The cost of an air ambulance from Europe to the United Kingdom is approximately €20,000. From the States, the cost of medical repatriation is significantly higher and is in the region of $100,000.

Category: International Travel
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Airline giant, British Airways, cancels more than 100 flights

British Airways has not had the best of starts since borders reopened following the pandemic. Following a chaotic Easter Bank Holiday, the airline giant has now cancelled over 100 flights.

Category: Hotel & Airlines, International Travel

Five month wait for passports sees holiday spirits come crashing down

We are being warned of an “unprecedented demand” for passports. Kevin Foster, Immigration Minister, voiced the warnings and has said the demand is putting severe strain on the system.

Category: International Travel

Influencer slammed for flying in her third trimester: what are the risks?

Recently a 27 year old influencer was forced to defend herself after fans slammed her flying to the Maldives during her third trimester. Tammy Hembrow is currently 32 weeks pregnant with her third child.

Category: International Travel, Medical
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Holiday bookings are soaring, but what do you need to be careful of?

A study carried out by travel medical company, Collinson, found that 93% of leisure travellers are planning to travel abroad in the next year

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Last minute holiday prep means travel insurance is forgotten

It has been revealed, by The Mirror, that travellers are leaving holiday preparation to the very last minutes amid fears COVID is going to ruin their plans.

Category: International Travel

Bank Holiday Travel Chaos for Many this Easter

Whilst many were enjoying the sunshine over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, air and rail passengers faced severe delays.

Category: International Travel

Planning a UK Break This Easter? Here Are Some Top Tips to Make Sure Your Trip Is Protected!

It is important that travellers continue to protect their staycations with suitable travel insurance and Covid-19 cover, as they did during the pandemic.

Category: UK Travel
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What Financial Protection Do ATOL Holidays Have?

Booking a holiday that offers ATOL protection, alongside buying a travel insurance policy suited to the trip, is a good way of ensuring a trip is financially protected should it not be able to go ahead.

Category: International Travel

 

What Financial Protection Do ATOL Holidays Have?

Booking a holiday that offers ATOL protection, alongside buying a travel insurance policy suited to the trip, is a good way of ensuring a trip is financially protected should it not be able to go ahead.

Category: International Travel

Planning Multiple Holidays? Multi Trip Travel Insurance May Suit You!

Here we look at the benefits of buying a multi trip travel insurance policy when planning more than one getaway abroad each year.

Category: International Travel

Travel Disruption Causes Chaos This Easter Half Term

Limited staff availability and sickness, combined with the removal of travel restrictions and an increased number of travellers, is putting a huge strain on airport and airline operations.

Category: International Travel

8 of the best tips for planning a family holiday

With the world, and travel, beginning to open up again, you may have decided that now is the time to book that much-needed family getaway. Let’s face it, it’s either been a while since you travelled with the children or its your first time taking them away – and if you’re being completely honest, there’s […]

Category: Lifestyle

5 Best Places to Visit in the UK

Choosing a holiday destination in the UK can be the hardest part of planning a break, so we have put together a list of some of the best hotspots for 2022.

Category: UK Travel

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Parents advised children must have MMR injection before travelling to Europe

Following an outbreak of measles in Europe, parents are being advised by Public Health England to ensure children are up to date with their MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination before travelling.