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Six things to consider when buying travel insurance

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Travel insurance is a holiday essential provided you get the right sort of cover. Mhairi Edwards, head of travel at Confused.com, explains all.

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When can the British Embassy help you out?

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Nearly 50,000 Brits sought help from the Foreign Office last year when they ran into serious problems abroad.

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Travellers with health conditions warned

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Travellers with pre-existing health issues are being urged to keep their insurer informed about their medical status, or risk voiding their cover.

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90% say smartphone favourite holiday companion

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Nine out of ten Brits say their smartphone is their favourite holiday companion, finds new research. But are your gadgets covered if they go walkabout?

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How the same travel cover can cost £60 more

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Thousands of holidaymakers every year are persuaded to buy insurance by travel agents, holiday firms and airlines. But many end up paying over the odds. We take a closer look.

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Don’t cut corners on cover for your summer break

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With the summer holidays just around the corner, one job you can’t afford to ignore is organising your travel insurance, writes journalist Esther Shaw.

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Avoid these costly travel insurance traps

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Are you confident your travel insurance will pay out if the worst happens? Even the most savvy of us can fail to check all the small print, as Confused.com’s head of travel Mhairi Edwards can testify.

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Why Tuesday is the best day to book your holiday

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Spend the weekend researching your next trip, but when it comes to booking hold off until Tuesday morning to save money, says journalist Sue Hayward.

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Spain & Portugal cheapest for holiday spending

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British holidaymakers will find their spending money goes furthest in Spain and Portugal this year, according to a new Post Office survey.

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Samoan airline first to charge passengers by weight

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Samoa Air has become the first carrier to charge passengers by the pound. Writer Chris Torney looks at whether this policy could catch on in Europe.

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