• We’ve all got our own pre-holiday checklist, covering off everything from buying currency and suncreams, to getting your hair cut and arranging a dog sitter. But when it gets down to the nitty gritty of pre-travel to-do lists, a surprising amount of holidaymakers forget to sort out their travel insurance.

    Research by ABTA in 2017 suggests that over a quarter of travellers went abroad last year without insurance. And a staggering 48% didn’t take out travel cover for family holidays – oh dear. Confused about travel insurance? Here’s the lowdown…

    So why’s it so important?

    Travel insurance means you can jet off with peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that your family is covered, should any unforeseen events happen either before or during your holiday. But remember, it can’t cover every eventuality, so do check your policy for specific details. TUI offers policies underwritten by AXA Insurance UK plc, which protect your holiday from the moment your cover starts. So, it’s best to sort it the moment you book. When you buy insurance from TUI, you get the best of both worlds – trusted holiday cover and travel experts, all in one.

    What does travel insurance cover?

    This depends on the type of policy you pick. Our TUI Travel Insurance covers you for a range of incidents. Insurance policies can protect you in a number of different circumstances – these change from policy to policy – and many include: if you have to cancel your trip or cut it short, seek emergency medical care abroad, or if you accidentally lose your personal belongings. Always check you have the cover you need when purchasing.

    How do I choose the right policy?

    TUI Travel Insurance offers a range of policies, so you’ll be covered whether you’re travelling as a family, a group, a couple or flying solo. You can choose the length of the policy, so everything from weekend breaks to two weeks in the sun is available. Plus, you can add extra insurance for activities such as winter sports.

    What’s the next step?

    For more details, or to get a quote for your tailor-made policy, visit TUI Travel Insurance, or pop in to your local TUI Holiday Store.

    Terms, conditions and eligibility exclusions apply.