World First Reveals the Benefits of Family Travel Insurance

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People taking out family travel insurance policies may not be aware of the added benefits associated with the policy, says World First

With February half term and Easter on the horizon, travel insurance specialist World First Travel Insurance is advising families to consider taking out a family policy when planning all of their holidays for the year. A family travel insurance policy can also be used for individual travellers named on the policy and children travelling independently of their parents on school trips or other holidays when accompanied by an adult.

Family travel insurance policies offer great value for money and can cover up to two adults and four children on the same policy. Single parent family travel insurance offers the same benefits for all individuals named on the policy and covers one adult and up to four children.

Getting an annual travel insurance policy for a family holiday means that any future holidays booked during the next 12 months will also be covered and, importantly, all named individuals will be covered, whether they travel as a family or not.

Martin Rothwell, managing partner of World First Travel Insurance said: "With February half term just around the corner and Easter and summer breaks already being planned, families can find some great deals on holidays. Whether it's a sporting adventure, a relaxing beach holiday or a ski break, family travel insurance is a great way to save money in the long run.

"We have found that many people don't realise that once they have a family policy they are covered for any future holidays during the duration of the policy. Often people will contact us for an individual policy for a business trip or to try to find cover for their children who are going on a school trip, without realising they are already covered. I would like to encourage anyone with a family who may be planning a holiday to consider a family policy as an easy and cost effective way to get cover for the family unit, as well as all of the individual members of the family."

Family travel insurance can be tailored to suit individuals and can cover European or Worldwide trips where each holiday can last up to either 31 or 62 days at a time. Family policies can also include cover for pregnant women, travelling with a young baby and children under the age of 18.

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For more information, please contact:
Shelley Fletcher, Firegrass Communications
PR on behalf of World First Travel Insurance
01209 311072 / 07850 937419

Notes to editors:

http://www.world-first.co.uk
0845 90 80 161

World First Travel Insurance is part of Rothwell & Towler, an independent insurance group that was set up in 1973 to provide holiday and worldwide travel insurance cover.

World First is an independent, family run business with Martin Rothwell, son of the founder, the Managing Partner overseeing all company and policy development. The company has seen substantial growth over the past year and there are ambitious growth plans for the business over the coming five years.

World First Travel Insurance is a member of ATII - Association of Travel Insurance Intermediaries which represents intermediaries who specialise in travel insurance within the UK. Members work to the standards expected of professional insurance intermediaries, and adhere to the rules of the Financial Services Authority (FSA). They also commit to upholding the levels of customer care and integrity that the ATII believe are necessary to promote trust and consumer satisfaction within the industry.

World First Travel Insurance offer annual and single trip policies for destinations throughout the world and for individuals taking part in most forms of activities and types of holidays. World First is also one of the few travel insurance companies to provide comprehensive cover for pre-existing medical conditions and to insure people up to the age of 100.

World First policies are underwritten by the Professional Travel Insurance Company Limited (PTI). PTI are based in Gibraltar and began by underwriting the global travel and personal accident programme for the International Airline Passengers Association on behalf of its members. In 1995 they completed the purchase of Columbus Direct in London. Then in 1997, PTI were acquired by The Collinson Group Limited, which has offices worldwide operating in 24 global locations.

PTI was named Best Insurer / Underwriter at the 2010 International Travel Insurance Journal Awards held in Istanbul.

World First Travel Insurance is arranged by Rothwell & Towler who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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