Sadly, in the ‘blame and claim’ culture we live in, it’s to be expected (although this certainly doesn’t make it right), but the number of travel insurance claims being made for fictitious ‘sickness-bugs’ is on the increase.
Holidaymakers, thinking that there’s no proof over whether they were or weren’t ill, are claiming that they were the victims of sickness and diarrhoea bugs.
If you’re jetting off on holiday this summer the chances are you are looking to buy your suntan lotions as we speak.
If you’re considering buying an ‘apply-once’ or a ‘once-a-day’ suntan lotion you might want to reconsider given the recent research and testing undertaken by leading consumer watchdog magazine, Which?.
If you’re one of the thousands of people taking part in the ‘Great British Getaway’ this summer – the busiest time of the year for foreign holidays – then be sure to pack your toothbrush and your travel insurance.
Travel insurance is a necessary part of a holiday abroad, however, a quarter of UK holidaymakers travel overseas without it.
Are you on medication and about to go on holiday? Are you confused about whether you can take your prescription drugs on holiday? Don't worry, just take a look at our overview of the regulations surrounding flying with medicines.
In 2013, 16 British holidaymakers, five of which were children, drowned while on holiday abroad, and a survey of 2,289 Brits carried out in May for YouGov found that almost one in five people (18%) knows someone who has got into difficulty while swimming on holiday.
In 2006 the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replaced the E111 form for health cover in Europe. With 3 million due to expire this year, we ask 'is your card still valid?' and explain how to go about renewing yours if it has expired or due to expire shortly.