Our guides give you the facts so you can make an informed choice when you compare travel insurance policies and providers.
Learn about the basics and the different policy and cover options available for your trip.
If you're planning a spot of free running or sky surfing, a standard policy might not provide the right level of cover...
If you take several holidays a year then a multi-trip policy could best suit your needs.
Get the right cover and peace of mind for your journey of discovery.
Does your policy offer baggage cover for lost and delayed luggage? Is the cover level enough? And are there other options?
Find out more about the differences between business and standard travel insurance, and why you should check you're covered by your employer.
Cancellation cover can be a blessing if the unexpected happens and you can't make your trip.
If you have cash lost or stolen on your holiday or trip, how much cover will your travel insurance offer? Find out more and get tips for keeping your money secure.
Cruise cover will differ from a standard holiday policy... Read our guide to find out more.
A family or group travel insurance policy may be a better way of arranging holiday cover than taking out individual travel policies.
Get the answers to FAQs on travel insurance.
Find out the specifics you need to consider on a gap-year policy.
If you need to return home unexpectedly from a holiday, will travel insurance help you out? Find out more about holiday curtailment cover.
Find out the most common reasons for the rejection of claims, including areas such as theft, pre-existing medical conditions, alcohol and dangerous sports.
If you're going to a festival, do you have personal possessions insurance away from home that adequately covers your valuables?
Most travel insurance policies will have a maximum trip length, typically 31 days. What are your options for longer trips and vacations?
Medical cover is at the core of every travel insurance policy, and should protect you if you fall ill or are the victim of an accident while on holiday. Find out more...
If your passport is lost or stolen it can be expensive to replace - find out the sort of things travel insurance will and won't offer compensation for.
A standard policy might not cover the cost of your flight tickets if your chosen airline goes bust - but scheduled airline failure insurance (Safi) will.
If you're one of our more senior citizens there are some specifics about holiday cover that you need to consider.
If you take just one holiday or a handful of trips a year, single trip policies may be the best deal for you.
Heading for the slopes? Whether you plan to ski, skate, ice climb, toboggan or generally slide around, read more about your insurance options.
Get the right cover at the right price with our advice on how to find cheaper deals.
Travel disruption cover could help you claim compensation for things like enforced stay, unused travel and accommodation and loss of enjoyment.
Whether you're staying in a static caravan in the UK or taking your home from home to Europe, make sure you've got the right travel insurance for your needs.
Significant numbers of UK holidaymakers risk gaining a criminal record by committing fraud with their claims. Find out more...
If you have a pre-existing medical condition it should still be possible to arrange cover, but there are a number of factors you need to consider. Learn more, and read our dedicated article on travel insurance for cancer patients.
If you're taking a trip in this country, have you thought about arranging cover?
Whether you're heading to the snow or sun, you need the right insurance for winter travel - read our guide and compare quotes.
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) can offer valuable services and support to supplement travel insurance if you've been left unhappy with a holiday experience.
Find out about the Air Travel Organisers' Licence (ATOL) scheme and how it could protect you when booking a flight and going on a holiday.
Boat insurance is likely to be needed for most sea, river and canal vessels, whether you use the boat as a home or for leisure. Find out more about the options.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a credit card to purchase your holiday and for your spending when you're abroad? Read our article and compare cards dedicated for use abroad.
If you have two or more insurance policies that cover the same thing, so-called contribution clauses could complicate claims and lead to you paying more than you need.
Find out what the EHIC does and doesn't cover, where you can get one, and why it can be invaluable to carry as well as insurance.
If your flight is delayed you may be entitled to compensation under EU rules. Find out more, and whether you may qualify for back-dated compensation...
The popularity of golf is reflected in the size of the golf insurance market, but before paying for such cover consider the protection you may have from other sources.
Know the legal and insurance requirements if you're driving abroad, including specific information on driving in Europe and Green Cards.
Esta (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) is part of the USA's visa waiver programme and you'll need to apply if you're heading to the States.
When can you haggle, how do you do it, what is it appropriate to barter for and can you make savings? Find out more in our guide.
Print off or download our one-page holiday checklist so you have the essentials to tick off when packing and travelling.
Compare holiday loans, considering their advantages and disadvantages and alternative options to fund your travel.
Beat excess baggage charges by reading our top 10 hints for packing your holiday bags, featuring the expert advice of two maths professors.
Our tips to get the best exchange rate on travel money, whether it's dollars, euros or another currency, and find out about peer-to-peer currency exchange.
Going away and think you'll use a phone? Knowing your options and pre-travel research will help prevent high call costs and nasty surprises.
If you’re working or living abroad you’ll want peace of mind that if you or your family get ill, or have an accident, that you have access to medical treatment.
The right pet insurance can offer protection when travelling with your animal and/or holiday cover to insure the cost of the vacation itself.
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