Protecting Winter Sun Holidays with Natural Catastrophe Cover from Direct Travel Insurance

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This is the time of year when the lure of a winter sun break grows ever stronger, and many travellers heading far afield value the reassurance provided by natural catastrophe cover added to their travel insurance, according to the experts at Direct Travel.

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Insurance policies with natural disaster cover* caused by floods, earthquakes, volcanoes and tornadoes. Travellers get compensation if their journeys are delayed or their trip cancelled altogether, providing the money to reschedule at a later date.

When Britain is dark and chilly the thought of a sun-kissed beach is very tempting. Top tips from holiday insurance specialists DTI include:

South Africa: great food, service and people, and so much to do. No other country offers such a winning combination of Big 5 game safaris, dreamy beaches and world-class shopping. Because it's the same time zone as the UK there is no jet lag and UK travellers should get good value for money.

Dubai: it’s ostentatious, it flaunts its glitz and glamour and could be the perfect destination for those who love designer shopping, fancy cocktail bars and long, lazy days on flat sands. Hotels range up to 6* opulent splendour but there is accommodation for more modest budgets.

Cancun: Mexico’s favourite beach resort has plenty of lively nightlife and the added attraction of ancient Mayan ruins at Chitchen Itza, watersports and eco-parks; very popular for winter sun weddings (specialist wedding insurance can be booked).

Barbados: celebrity hangouts, luxurious seafront hotels or beach shacks serving tasty snacks and rum punch … and because this Caribbean island has no restricted private beaches, the heavenly seashore is open to all. Wild East Coast waves or chic West Coast resorts, there's plenty of choice.

Morocco: Just four hours from Britain for an exotic world of souks, snake charmers and lush oases with the majestic Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. A destination that suits families, independent travellers or honeymooners, be it mad Marrakesh, cool Casablanca or the beach at Essaouira.

Natural disaster cover can be added to single trip travel insurance, annual multi-trip travel insurance, and backpacker cover. Among the benefits are:

  •     Up to £6,000 for trip cancellation and
  •     Up to £2,000 if travellers are stranded abroad.

*Such as that provided by Direct Travel Insurance.

Notes for Editors

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 Chartis 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). Chartis 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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Vincenzo Zuccarello
Chartis Direct
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