For people with disabilities or pre-existing medical conditions, some holiday destinations are a lot more accessible than others. Traversing old, cobbled streets or walking down miles of sandy beaches may sound like bliss but a lack of facilities for the disabled and other accessibility issues may put paid to such aspirations. Read more
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have warned, if you are travelling to Spain in the next couple of days you may experience delays as a result of strike action. Spain’s largest trade unions have called a 24 hour general strike from the 14th November. The strike will affect public transport within Spain and services at Spanish airports are likely to be severely disrupted. The strikes are part of the European day of action and solidarity again the austerity measures that have been put in place in various European countries, so there could be disruption and delays across much of Europe, not just Spain.
According to a new survey by the Money Advice Service, 51% of people planning to go on holiday this summer have not taken out travel insurance, and over a third of those people have no intention of taking out travel insurance.
This is a worrying report, the whole point of any insurance policy, be it home, motor or travel insurance for medical conditions is to be there if something does go wrong. Many people do think what can go wrong on holiday, I am just going to relax, and therefore they feel that travel insurance is a waste of money.
Any of our medical travel insurance customers looking for a bargain European city break should scan the websites of some of Spain’s leading luxury hotels. It has been reported that a short stay “bonanza” has begun where rates at 4-star hotels are being slashed down to 1-star and 2-star prices.
A death of domestic customers has caused this collapse, where the continual Eurozone crisis has squeezed the local market. Read more