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Archive for: October, 2013
The Older Traveller

 It was International Day of Older Persons on the 2nd of October so we thought we would highlight some fun activities and holiday ideas that people who have more life experience might appreciate. It has been said 50 is the new 30 – which means we want to get up and explore! 1) Scenic City Read More

When getting there is half the fun- airports as destinations!

By the time you’ve made your hotel reservations, secured your travel insurance and kissed the dog good-bye, about the last thing you’re looking forward to is more time at the airport. Maybe it’s time to think again. With increasing numbers of people having bad airline experiences, including penny-pinching charges, few free amenities and the all-too-frequent Read More

Becoming more social is a good deal for today’s traveller

Today’s travellers are more socially connected than ever, with half of us saying that we base our travel plans on other peoples’ reviews and experiences. And that is not all; once we actually start our holidays, we often go online to share our experiences with family and friends back home too. Online review sites and Read More

Wise Investment Pays Off for Cardiac patient

While there are plenty of destinations to choose from in the world, many find that they have less choice when it comes to the all-important travel insurance. This is something that 64-year old Barry Everett from West Yorkshire experienced first-hand after having a double cardiac arrest after Christmas in 2010. “I knew very well from Read More

Some great ideas for the summer

This summer is proving to be a great one and is definitely living up to the unforgettable Olympic Games of last year. We want our customers to make the most of their summer, whether at home or abroad, so here are some great ideas for you to consider: Get fit- We have all heard of Read More

Great food worth travelling for. Culinary tours more popular than ever

  While not as extreme as the New York-based woman who travelled 350,000 miles in the last three years to feast on delicacies such as sheep’s brains, live shrimp and duck face – you might be dreaming of your own culinary tours adventure. If so, you are not alone. Culinary travel is a big trend Read More

Today’s seniors are full of ‘get up and explore!’

   When you think of adventure and you think of travel, you may not automatically picture the older traveller. However, adventure travel for seniors is actually a growing trend. Adventure tour operators are now shifting their attention to the seniors market, offering holidays and travel products that attract this growing demographic, which apparently feels it Read More

Travelling with a mental health condition

In the UK, 1 in 4 adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in a year. Mental Health conditions can affect all people of all ages- including celebrities. One celebrity in particular who is very public about his mental health conditions is Stephen Fry. Stephen has battled with depression for much of his Read More

Top tips to ensure you are fully prepared for retirement

Would you say you’re fully prepared for retirement? Whether it’s something you’re considering fairly soon, or something that is quite a while away, it’s definitely something worth thinking about as early as possible! We all dream of our care-free retirement days filled with family holidays, but not many of us can say we have done Read More

Travel Insurance: Winning Hearts and Minds

Michael Burt tells his story about travelling with a medical condition:  Finding travel insurance when you have a pre-existing medical condition can be a challenge. Finding insurance when you are the country’s first ever recipient of a beating heart perhaps takes that challenge to another level. And certainly for a time, 65-year old Michael Burt Read More