UK travellers set to face higher fuel costs abroad this summer – Questor Insurance comments

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As part of its ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign vehicle hire excess and travel insurance specialist Questor Insurance looks at figures which reveal that UK motorists are set to see a sharp rise in petrol costs across Europe this year.

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While the escalating cost of fuel on the continent is sure to be a cause of concern for holidaying Brits, the research also proves that armed with the right information UK travellers can still enjoy a break abroad without breaking the bank.

As part of its ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign vehicle hire excess and travel insurance specialist Questor Insurance looks at figures which reveal that UK motorists are set to see a sharp rise in petrol costs across Europe this year.

With scores of Brits set to hit the road to explore their favourite holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond this summer, the latest figures have revealed that UK travellers’ budgets may be stretched to the limit by the soaring cost of petrol on the continent.

Research conducted by Post Office Travel Money has revealed the British holidaymakers are facing increased costs at the pumps in popular holiday destinations such as Spain (up by 7.4% or 9p per litre), France (up by 4.7% or 7p per litre) and Andorra, famed for its wealth of skiing resorts (up by 3.5% or 4p per litre)*.

However, for savvy UK travellers there is still an opportunity to fill up their tanks for less in some European countries, with the cost of petrol falling in Croatia (down 2.4% or 3p per litre), the Czech Republic (down 0.7% or 1p per litre), Switzerland (down 2.2% or 3p per litre) and Denmark (down 4.6% or 7p per litre).

And it seems that there is another way that drivers can circumnavigate sky-high fuel costs on the continent – hiring a car that uses unleaded petrol.

The research showed that unleaded petrol prices were significantly lower in some European countries compared to diesel, with this difference most marked in the Netherlands (-31p). This was followed by Belgium and Germany (both -20p) and Denmark and France (both -17p).

Commenting on the figures, Questor Insurance CEO Andrew Lawrence, said: “While the escalating cost of fuel on the continent is sure to be a cause of concern for holidaying Brits, the research also proves that armed with the right information UK travellers can still enjoy a break abroad without breaking the bank.

“Questor’s newly launched ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ Campaign also aims to provide travellers will the tools they need to secure the most competitive price on holiday insurance essentials from travel insurance to car hire insurance and more, to ensure that they can make savvy savings on each aspect of their holiday.”

Running from June through to September Questor’s ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign will provide travellers with a wealth of handy hints and tips to make the process of planning and executing their foreign holiday that much smoother.

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*http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-2322036/Petrol-costs-British-drivers-Europe-rocketed.html

About Questor Insurance Services Limited

We are an independent privately owned insurance intermediary that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Questor Insurance designs and distributes niche insurance products for global markets at the same time providing great customer service via a dedicated in-house team.

Our mission is to provide our clients with the best niche insurance products and client service. We do this by designing our own insurance products, building our own software and by providing detailed and ongoing training to our staff.

We pride ourselves on providing the personal touch to our customers, you can telephone, email or make contact through our Live Chat application. Whichever way you make contact with us you will always find that our staff are ready to go the extra mile to assist.

Questor Insurance also supports its customers through the claim process. We have access to the Underwriter's claim systems so that we can provide our customers with updates on their claim and we meet with the claim handlers regularly to discuss servicing issues. We are also in the process of developing what will be an industry-leading claims platform to streamline the claims process even further to the benefit of our customers.

Questor Insurance currently offers insurance in three product classes, Vehicle Hire Excess, Travel Insurance and Excess Protection.

We started trading in August 2007 having received our authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority’s predecessor in July 2007. We are a dynamic innovative business with committed staff which translates into a great business. Our products are supplied retail to this website and wholesale to other sites.

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