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When to claim on your travel insurance

Whether you’re after a cultural city break, a tandem skydiving adventure or a chance to lie on a sunny beach, everyone wants a holiday to go according to plan.

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Types of travel insurance cover

Travel insurance policies cover the obvious problems, like accidents or an illness, a stolen wallet or purse. Travel insurance cover also provides compensation for delays and cancellations, for damaged or lost luggage, and often includes a helpline for use in emergencies.

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Travelling to the USA then dont forget ESTA

If you’re planning a trip to the US of A, aside from your passport, dollars and the ‘three Ts’ (that’s ticket, toothbrush and travel insurance), you now have to go online and fill in the ESTA form.

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Travel insurance questions

If you only make one or two trips abroad each year, buying single-trip cover each time may be the cheapest option. However, a growing number of people are opting for the cost savings and convenience of annual travel insurance.

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Travel insurance exclusions

If you’re thinking of heading off on a jolly, it’s always a smart idea to pack your travel insurance policy. As with all insurance, it’s best to opt for the exact level of cover you’re likely to require rather than merely the cheapest policy.

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Travel insurance advice

Keep a separate note of policy number(s) in case you lose or damage your certificate. It's a good idea to leave your policy details/contact numbers with a family member/close friend in case you lose your contact card or are too sick to contact your insurer directly.

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Staying safe while backpacking

A backpacking holiday is a great way of seeing loads of sights and getting to know different cultures and people, without spending a fortune.But if you’re spending a lot of time in countries where you’re not familiar with the language or local customs.

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Shanghai: A backpacker's guide

Backpacking in Shanghai is a fantastic way to experience another culture and see a new country without spending a fortune. Make sure you get the most out of your backpacking holiday to Shanghai with our guide to accommodation, sightseeing and transport

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Medical travel insurance cover tips

Having a wallet stolen or losing luggage whilst travelling is a pain, but nothing compared with the heartache that can arise from being injured or falling ill whilst abroad. Not every country has a free health service, and medical bills can run into thousands.

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Last minute travel - how to save money on flights

If you’ve made a last-minute decision to head off on holiday, how can you get the best deal on flights? Unfortunately, the days of being able to turn up at an airport and bag a last-minute bargain as a result of late cancellations are probably over.

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How to claim on your travel insurance

Making a claim should be relatively straightforward. Even so, there are ways to speed up the process and get the help – and money – you need as quickly as possible.

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Guide to travelling during pregnancy

Travelling during pregnancy? If you're an expectant mother planning a holiday, you'll be keen to ensure you're able to travel with a complete peace of mind. Our guide provides some helpful travel information that could prepare you for your trip.

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Guide to the European health insurance card (EHIC)

Are you heading to Europe? Getting a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you set off is a good start. Travellers with an EHIC can get cheaper (and sometimes free) medical treatment.

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European travel guide

Heading to the continent for the Champions League? Take a look at this handy quick-fire guide to the hosting cities.

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A guide to getting married abroad

Tying the knot abroad can be a little trickier than doing so in the UK, so it pays to be prepared before jetting off.

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A guide to getting cheap rail travel

Getting the cheapest train isn't always simple. Ticket pricing, especially in Britain, can be very complicated. So how can you grab a rail-travel bargain?

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