Travel Insurance News

November 2012 - If you are travelling with children, Virgin cover free - up to 3 under 18s per insured adult.

Travel Insurance

The purpose of travel insurance is to give you protection against holiday cancellation and  medical problems and lost or damaged property. For example if you were taken seriously ill on your holiday and had to be flown back to the UK from the states the cost without travel insurance could be as high as £50,000 on an air ambulance and if you have paid £1000's for your holiday and have to cancel at the last minute due to illness or a family bereavement it is good to know you have not lost the lot.
Many travel insurance companies stop offering annual or single trip travel insurance once you reach the age of 65 so below you can see which travel insurance companies are still happy to offer you travel insurance company.

Types of Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is normally categorised as "single trip travel insurance" or "annual or multi trip travel insurance"

Single trip is as the name suggests provides cover for a single trip while annual provides you with cover for trips over the course of a year. If you only intend to holiday once a year then single trip will be sufficent and cheaper but if you go away more frequently consider annual travel insurance as it should work out cheaper over the course of a year.

Single or Annual Trip/ Multi Trip Travel Insurance Reviews and Offers for both European and Worldwide holiday travel insurance.

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Discounts for couples & families Special rates for single-parent families; Cover for business travel included. Kids under 17 free.


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Annual insurance (from £22.83) - Standard Single Trip insurance (from £2.75) - Winter Sports Insurance (from £6.48) - Backpacker Cover (from £33.76)


Save 15% when you buy online.

Annual Travel Insurance Cover available for those up to 79. Single trip no age limits.


15% online discount.

If you book your own travel and accommodation independently, rather than booking a package holiday, make sure you look at John Lewis Independent Traveller cover.



Great value travel insurance cover with a choice of cover levels to suit you. Prices start from just £3.53 for single trip (including winter sport insurance from just £7.45) and £22.76, for annual multi-trip cover.



With Asda Single Trip Travel Insurance, you’ll get unlimited medical expenses as standard and kids are covered for FREE.



With a low excess and access to the very best in worldwide expert assistance, you can relax in the knowledge that American Express has you covered.


last update November 2012.

Over 65's Travel Insurance

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No age restrictions

No age restrictions

Both single trip and annual travel insurance available with no age limits.


If i have  the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) do i need Travel Insurance?

The EHIC is a document which shows that the holder is entitled to free or reduced cost emergency medical treatment only in state hospitals within the EU.

The EHIC is NOT an alternative to travel insurance. As it will not cover any private medical healthcare or the cost of things such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, repatriation to the UK if you are seriously ill or lost or stolen property.

For these reasons, it is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC and many will waive the excess if you have one. The EHIC stands for European Health Insurance Card and application forms can be picked up at post offices.