Direct Travel Insurance Named Best Winter Sports Insurer

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Direct Travel Insurance has won the award for Best Mainstream Wintersports Insurer in a prestigious event recognising the very best providers in the ski and winter sports industry.

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It's important to celebrate excellence in an industry which is so full of energy and promise.

The World Snow Awards 2012 single out companies who stand out from the competition. It is the first year the awards have been held – and the prize for mainstream best ski insurance went straight to Direct Travel.

Direct Travel's award-winning winter sports insurance starts at only £6.48 for cover in Europe and provides both excellent benefits and great customer service.

Winning a World Snow Award is a huge honour. It is recognised internationally as an independent stamp of approval for a company and its products, singling them out from competitors.

The panel of experts who chose the winners included former Olympic skiers Martin and Graham Bell as well as the editor of Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard magazine, Henry Druce. The awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at Earls Court 2 in London, home to the Ski and Snowboard Show.

A spokesman for Direct Travel said: "We are delighted that the expert judges recognised how Direct Travel low-cost winter sports and ski insurance offers great value for money and high-quality service. It is a winning combination."

Awards evening host, comedian Marcus Brigstocke, an avid snowboarder, said: β€œIt's important to celebrate excellence in an industry which is so full of energy and promise.” Other categories included best European and North American resort, ski and snowboard brand, tour operator, airline and specialist providers.

Travel insurance for winter sports from Direct Travel covers luggage, equipment, delays and medical emergencies. Here are three great reasons to choose Direct Travel:
1.    Skiing and snowboarding off-piste covered without a guide in all resorts.*
2.    More than 20 activities covered at no extra cost, from bigfoot skiing to speed skating.
3.    Annual ski insurance policies offering more ways to save.

  • Provided that customers have sought local resort management's advice beforehand.

Price is correct as of 03 Dec 2012.

Notes for Editors

The insurance does not cover pre-existing medical conditions unless these have been disclosed.

Established in late 1992 and trading since 1993, Direct Travel Insurance specialises in travel insurance for individual travellers, couples and families up to the age of 75. Direct Travel Insurance offers a range of cover options and added benefits including cover for over 100 sports and activities enabling customers to tailor their policies for single trip, annual multi-trip, backpacking and winter sports.

All travel insurance policies are underwritten by AIG Europe Limited. Direct Travel Insurance is a trading name of UNAT Direct Insurance Management Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 312350). AIG Europe Limited is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 202628).

This information can be checked by visiting the FSA website.

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