November 2012 - Leading travel insurance specialist provides quality cover, offering fantastic value travel insurance from just £2.75.


Direct Travel Insurance was established in late 1992 and commenced trading in 1993. Now one of the UK's leading independent travel insurance specialists, Direct Travel Insurance has arranged cover for over seven million travelers.

Direct Travel Insurance design travel insurance policies to suit the needs of customers, providing a comprehensive range of products via the web

- Annual insurance (from £22.83)

- Standard Single Trip insurance (from £2.75 for Europe travel)

- Winter Sports Insurance (from £6.48 for Europe travel)

- Backpacker Cover (from £33.76)

All policies are underwritten by Chartis Insurance UK Limited.

Independent financial research company, Defaqto, has awarded their Premier Plus policy a 5-star top rating for features and benefits. Their customer service is excellent too, so you can be assured that if you ever need to claim on your policy, you can do so with the minimum of fuss. As well as the usual cover requirements such as medical emergency and hospital benefit, Direct Travel Insurance also can provide certain extras that you may not find elsewhere, such as a telephone concierge service and free cover for dependent children.

Direct Travel can insure people aged up to and including 75 years. For those aged 66 to 75 years, they offer both Single Trip travel insurance and European Annual travel insurance. Trips can last up to 31 days at a time. For Single Trip policies there are four areas: UK, Europe, Worldwide excluding USA, Canada and the Caribbean and Worldwide including USA, Canada and the Caribbean. For Annual policies there are two areas: Europe (including the UK) and Worldwide.

last update november 2012.