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All you need to know before you travel

  • Travel tips
  • Health articles
  • Insurance information

Stay healthy this holiday

Whether you are planning a holiday in the UK or abroad, our travel section offers you a wealth of information to help you on your way. Browse our useful tips and articles and check out our travel insurance products too, before setting off on your holiday.

Piggybank on the beach

One in five of us now travels abroad without insurance. However, failing to pack the right policy can come at a hefty price.

Assurance of Insurance

Make the most of your break. Ensure you have sufficient insurance before you set off on your travels.

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From single trip policies to annual cover we offer comprehensive travel insurance for all medical conditions and ages.

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Planning on going on holiday? Check out these eight common health myths about travel - and the facts behind them…

Hands being sanitised

As well as suncream and prescription medication, we asked the professionals to choose one holiday essential.

Medicines on a table

As long as you've been declared “fit to travel”, a health condition or a disability shouldn’t keep you from your holiday.

Young boy with water

Whether you're heading for a picnic in the park or a day out at the beach, don't forget to pack your health essentials.

First aid kit

Wherever you are heading for your holidays, don't forget to pack some handy first-aid supplies.

Family protecting themselves from the sun

Only 24 percent of us use sunscreen regularly, while 22 percent don't use it at all. Find out why your skin needs protection.

Girl looking unwell

Did you know one in three holidaymakers (31 per cent) experiences nausea when travelling?

Woman drinking water in the sunshine

All fluids provide some degree of hydration, but some are better choices than others, especially in the warmer weather.

If the thought of take-off leaves you in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. Jo Ascherl explains how she’s conquered her fear of flying.

Lawrence Leyton

Lawrence Leyton, a leading motivational speaker and expert in phobias talk about conquering these fears in this Q&A.

Tired looking woman

The more time zones you cross, the worse jetlag can be. Impacting on your sleep, digestion and body temperature.

Passport and map

When planning your holiday, whether a beach holiday or skiing in the alps, getting the right insurance is essential.

Suitcase full of clothes

When you're struggling to fit everything in one bag, you can easily overlook other holiday essentials.

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Everything you need to pack in one handy list. Just print it out and get holiday ready.

Couple at the top of a mountain

While it may be tempting to hibernate over the winter, our travel expert says it’s a great time to take a feel-good break.

Wroclaw

If you don’t want to follow the crowds to France or Spain, check out some top alternative holiday destinations.

Helsinki

Just back from your holiday? Must be time to plan another getaway with our travel expert’s suggestions for September to November trips.

Winchester Christmas Markets

For an extra dose of festive cheer this year, why not book a trip to a Christmas market?

Northern lights

Our travel expert gives you the lowdown on how to enjoy one of the world’s most impressive natural displays.

Food being cooked outside

While everyone wants to relax on holiday and enjoy themselves, it doesn't have to be a choice between feast or famine.

Why not reduce your carbon footprint and go green on your next holiday. Read a first-hand account of an eco break.