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Christmas shopping abroad? Don’t let a bargain become a crisis

Christmas shopping

Shoppers excited by their overseas shopping trip and concentrating on making savings can forget to ensure they have the right insurance to cover the cost of gifts they're bringing home.

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Don’t get caught out by airline charging tactics

Money down the drain

The way we pay for travelling by air seems to have changed so much in recent years. Once upon a time a package holiday would include in-flight meals and refreshments, although they could be limited in supply depending on which airline you used.

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Beginner’s guide to flying: Booking your ticket

plane on runway

A handy guide to booking your flights if you’re new to airline travel. This covers where to shop, how to pay, flights for young children, and sorting out the all-important travel insurance.

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Beginner’s guide to flying: The flight itself!

Vapour trails left by planes

If you’re new to airline travel, you may find it a little daunting. However, your handy travel companion is here to put your mind at ease.

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Travel insurance jargon buster

Mallorca travel

Do you find the jargon associated with travelling and travel insurance a little baffling? Well fear not - we’ve put together a handy glossary of travel insurance terms, which should hopefully make everything as clear as the Azores skies.

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Know your policy: Extra goodies in your travel insurance

Travel goodies

If you’re off travelling, taking out insurance is a must for pretty obvious reasons. However, there are also reasons for taking out insurance which may be a little less obvious.

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Travelling with a medical condition – a guide

A doctor and a patient

Getting travel insurance if you have a pre-existing medical condition can be tricky and/or expensive... Is it possible to get it at a reasonable price?

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Travel checklist – 6 top tips for your holiday

Nice Beach

Whether it's Majorca, Morocco or the Maldives, many of us are planning our summer escape. But as departure day looms, you may be panicking about getting it all done in time.

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Travel insurance – your ideal holiday companion

Travel goodies

Whether you're staying in this country - or heading to sunnier shores - you may be picking out a new pair of sunglasses or stocking up on sun-cream, but one thing you must remember to pack in your luggage is a travel insurance policy.

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How to plan the perfect ‘staycation’

Family holiday

A combination of financial worries, a weak pound, and a longer-term trend towards taking domestic breaks will see many of us shunning foreign destinations, and relaxing closer to home this summer.

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