Responsible Travel Insurance News

August 2014: All backpacking insurance is not created equal...

Research conducted by the comparison website Gocompare has discovered that many backpackers are choosing travel insurance that is unsuitable for their needs...   Read more...

June 2014: Travel Weekly reports on insurance for young travelers...

Young holidaymakers are advised to be better prepared for their travels abroad and to make sure they are properly covered by insurance...   Read more...

April 2014: Backpacker Tales, Twisted Toes and Travel Insurance...

Backpacker blogs are great resources for backpacking trip ideas. Intrepid adventurers all around the world are sharing their travel stories online, in detail, with gorgeous photos. They also write travel stories we can learn from...   Read more...

March 2014: What are the different types of Responsible Travel Insurance?

If this is your first time backpacking or you embarking on a gap year, it may well be the first time you've thought about buying travel insurance, so which policy is right for you?...
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January 2014: 3 crazy festivals in Europe you can visit

One of the highlights of backpacking and seeing other cultures is when you go to a festival and all the locals go a bit crazy...
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October 2013: ABI Report shows Importance of Travel Insurance

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has recently published the survey results from its investigation into how important travel insurance is...
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January 2013: Ski and snowboard options with Responsible Travel Insurance

As the ski season starts to gain momentum in Europe, there are a number of options with Responsible Travel Insurance to cover you while you are on holiday abroad enjoying the snow...
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November 2012: FCO releases guide for gap year travellers

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released a guide aimed at gap year travellers and backpackers to help them make the most of their extended time abroad...
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July 2012: BIBA raises awareness of alcohol exclusions in travel policies

BIBA, the British Insurance Broker's Association, has recently conducted research into travel insurance policies and their exclusions relating to drugs and alcohol...
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January 2012: Improvements to Voyager's Hire Car Excess Insurance

If you are going abroad using a long stay travel insurance policy such as backpacker insurance or gap year cover you may decide to hire a car to explore the country you are visiting...
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December 2011: Older Travellers more likely to take a Gap Year

Recent research by Post Office Travel Insurance, according to the International Travel Insurance Journal, has found that in the UK more people in their late fifties are considering taking a GAP year than students are...
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November 2011: Long Stay Ski Travel Insurance

With the white stuff starting to fall in Europe, hopefully we will have a good year of snow for this year's ski season...
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October 2011: Keep Track of Important Info while Backpacking

If you are going away for an extended period of time backpacking sometimes you end up with lots of important phone numbers and other bits of information that you need on various pieces of paper, which over the course of a few months can easily get lost...
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October 2011: Is My Hire Car Excess Policy Valid?

We have heard reports of several car hire companies claiming that third party policies that cover a hire car's excess are not valid when renting one of their vehicles. Voyager Insurance Services...
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September 2011: Mandatory equipment for your vehicle in Europe

When travelling in Europe with your own vehicle, it is important to understand that different countries have different requirements in terms of what you must carry in your car at all times...
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August 2011: Gap Year Travel Insurance

Many commentators remarked that they expected a fall in Gap year applications this year due to the introduction of increased university tuition fees next year. Many students have opted to forego a year out in order to go to university this year to avoid the rise...
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June 2011: More cover,not less, needed for backpacking

There is little more exciting than going around the world backpacking on a GAP year or other sabbatical. However because travellers are going abroad for an extended period of time they need to think carefully about their travel insurance requirements...
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June 2011: European Breakdown Cover

While the economic conditions remain difficult many people are opting to holiday in Europe, saving further by taking their own vehicle abroad...
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June 2011: Insurance for Weddings Abroad

With the unpredictability of the UK weather, an increasing number of couples are deciding to get married abroad. The promise of good weather, exotic locations and cheaper wedding costs are big factors when couples decide whether to get married at home or abroad...
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