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Why book travel insurance?
Holidays are what many of us look forward to throughout the year, whether a mini-break away or a longer stay, it is important to enjoy your time away. Without proper travel insurance a small upset on holiday can have enormous financial consequences and the importance of ensuring you have 24 hour support is crucial.
There are many websites providing travel insurance, but not many that are easy to use, and can provide a range of cover not just for you, but potentially for the rest of the family.
Keeping travel insurance simple
Traveladder is a new site that brings together a range of insurance choices from leading insurers, not just one. It allows you to easily declare any pre-existing illness, and then presents you with a choice of cover and prices. This then enables you to check the policy and terms easily before you select and buy online with your policy arriving in your inbox in minutes.
Traveladder knows that sometimes it is difficult to cover simply everyone, they have therefore endeavoured to provide wide cover for most people at competitive prices – and have committed to listen and respond to all Grannynet customers’ feedback – so please let them know what they are getting right and wrong at email@example.com.
Stay safe overseas – Know Before You Go
Whether you are travelling abroad to visit friends or family, to take part in exciting sports or just to get a bit of rest and relaxation, you’re sure to want your trip to go smoothly. Although most overseas trips do go without a hitch, British travellers still can, and do, run into trouble whilst they are away.
The good news is that many of the most common problems can be prevented or made less stressful by taking a few simple precautions. So it makes sense to spend a little time getting prepared before you travel – you could save yourself a lot of worry later on.
With this in mind, Travel adder are working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help British nationals stay safe abroad. The FCO website offers straightforward travel advice, top tips and up to date country information to help you plan your holiday.
Travel tips from the FCO
- Make sure you have valid travel insurance, even if you’re only planning a short trip. And make sure it will cover you for wherever you’re going and whatever activities you plan to take part in while you’re there.
- Visit your GP as soon as possible before you travel. They will check that your vaccinations are up to date and give you helpful health advice for your trip.
- Read up on your destination, including local laws and customs. A good travel guide should give you this information, and it’s also worth talking to your travel agent or tour operator about possible risks.
- Make photocopies of your passport, visas, insurance details and any other important travel documents. Take one copy with you (packed separately from your real documents) and leave another copy with a relative or friend at home. Alternatively store them online using a secure data storage site.
- Register with the FCO’s LOCATE service to tell them where you’re travelling to so the embassy and crisis staff can provide better assistance in an emergency such as a tsunami or terrorist attack.
Country by country advice
You can also find travel advice for specific countries on the FCO Travel Advice by Country. This includes areas of the country that may be risky to visit, the likelihood of terrorist activities and any health issues that you should watch out for.
The information is updated regularly, so by selecting the countries you plan to travel to, you can make sure you’re properly informed.
At the end of the day, you want to have the holiday of a lifetime, and Traveladder‘s mission is to make sure this happens because you have nothing at all to worry about.