Holiday Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Holiday Travel Insurance is essential when travelling abroad and should be an essential part of holiday and travel planning. Travelextra can arrange you travel insurance with Holiday Extras. They specialise in offering travel insurance to the travel trade and with over 20 years experience they're the industries choice - their awards prove it.

 

Holiday Extras Insurance is proud of their long-standing relationship with blue chip underwriter Europ Assistance. As a double A rated company and one of Europe's largest insurers they're an internationally renowned underwriter you can trust.

 

We work with the best providers of emergency services so all our insurance policies provide first class emergency support and keep costs low. We work closely with The Claims Office to make claiming easy - our 0.3% complaint ratio proves it.

 

We've been organising Travel Insurance since 1986, making us retail travel insurance experts and a major provider insuring over 750,000 people last year. Let us take the hassle out of insurance for you! Our Complaint ratio is just 0.23% so you can concentrate on the holiday and let us the travel insurance!! Look at some of the benefits of our travel insurance. Claims are monitored through an information system telling us the number of calls taken, completed forms sent and received, claims paid and the time elapsed between each stage.

 

Holiday Extras travel insurance, one of the UK’s largest travel insurance providers, is known for providing cheap holiday insurance quotes that offer quality cover. We have partnered with Europ Assistance to provide you with travel insurance cover. The Europ Assistance Group is one of the world’s leading international insurance and assistance organisations – providing total peace of mind, regardless of whether you want single trip holiday insurance or round the world travel cover. When it comes to buying the right product in the UK, we also offer possibly the widest choice of travel and holiday insurance options:

 

If you travel frequently, an annual multi-trip quote may well suit you – choose from Europe or worldwide, family, group, couples or singles. Backpacking? We’ve got worldwide cover especially for you.

 

Ski or snowboarding trips with special equipment cover; Special business travel cover options to include laptops and replacement staff ; travel policies for UK based non-UK residents; and of course, cheap holiday insurance quotes for a single trip, are all options.

 

n keeping with Holiday Extras policy of providing the best products for our customers, we have partnered with Europ Assistance to provide you with travel insurance cover. The Europ Assistance Group is a leading international assistance and insurance provider offering customers peace of mind through comprehensive cover and global presence. About our underwriter : Europ Assistance pioneered the assistance concept back in the 1960s and now covers over 300 million customers worldwide. Europ Assistance's emergency contact centres located in 34 countries handle in excess of 63 million calls and 14 million assistance cases each year. Travel Insurance is provided by Europ Assistance Holdings Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Policies are underwritten by Europ Assistance Holding Irish Branch.

 

With medical costs rising for Brits abroad, travel insurance (also known as 'holiday insurance') has never been more important. Any accident or illness while overseas can leave you with a serious financial burden unless you come prepared. That's why we have compiled a comprehensive guide to travel insurance. Read on to ensure you're fully prepared before you hit the sea, sand and, of course, the slopes!

 

I'm going on holiday - why is travel insurance important? Did you know that suffering a hip fracture in the USA could cost you £22,531? Or that a heart attack in Spain will set you back £35,000? While you may consider yourself to be in good health there are always unexpected accidents waiting to happen. It's much better to be safe than sorry.

There are less than 60 countries that have reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the UK and the majority of these are based on emergency procedures. For example, if you needed to go to casualty in Australia (one of the countries that has an arrangement with the UK) you could still end up with a hefty bill - though your treatment may be 'free' your ride in the ambulance would not be. Meanwhile, the USA has NO arrangement with the UK meaning that falling ill 'across the pond' could put you on the fast track to bankruptcy.

 

However, it's not just about medical expenses. Travel insurance can also cover loss of luggage or other personal belongings such as passports and money, repatriation costs and cancelled or delayed flights. Also, damage that you may cause to third parties is also covered in many cases. With all these potential expenses, it's easy to see why a comprehensive travel insurance policy is highly recommended.

 

So how much does travel insurance cost?


Research undertaken by Alliance & Leicester has shown that UK holidaymakers pay £1.3bn more than they need to on travel insurance each year. This is despite the fact that travel insurance appears to be relatively cheap - normally around £25 for each week abroad. So how are we managing to overspend so excessively?


About 60% of us are taking the 'easy' option and using travel agents to obtain insurance at the same time as we book our holiday. In some cases travel insurance is promoted as a 'free' add-on with the package - but the reality is that you will be paying for it somewhere along the line.


The fact is that online travel companies have blown the holiday market wide open. Without the overheads of running high-street stores, online retailers can offer cheaper flights, hotels and car hire. This also applies to travel insurance.

 

 

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