Dark holidays have recently grown in popularity. However, the term ‘dark tourism’ only entered common usage in 1996. Commonly associated with death or tragedy, morbid destinations have become a phenomenon due to increasing awareness, as well as improved air travel. Read on to learn a little more about some of the most well known dark … Read moreDark Tourism Destinations to Discover
In our previous blog, we gave an overview of the assistance that is available in and around airports for travellers with additional needs. Now we move on to the actual flight itself. How can you make a journey by air as straightforward and comfortable as possible when you are flying with a disability or medical … Read moreFlying with a Disability or Medical Condition
It goes without saying that for many who have a medical condition or disability, the thought of travelling by air can be a source of anxiety and uncertainty. Airports themselves can present numerous stressful situations. Resolving these can make the difference between a pleasant travelling experience and an arduous journey. For this reason, many who … Read moreAirport Assistance: What is Available?
The communication below has been issued by Travel Insurance Facilities Ltd. in light of Brexit: We are working to ensure that business continues as usual, no matter the outcome leading up to the 31st October 2019. We are continuing to monitor the outcome of Brexit negotiations and the influence these will have on the travel … Read moreBrexit – An Update From Our Underwriters
There is no reason that medical conditions should prevent travel. Whether that is a holiday, a weekend break or a trip to visit friends and family, we believe that everyone should be free from travel without the risk of being under-insured while you are out there. However, it can be quite a challenge to know … Read moreTips for buying the best travel medical insurance
While we do now know that we won’t be leaving the EU today (the 29th March), there is still plenty of uncertainty over when and how Brexit will happen. Whether it happens on the 12th April, 22nd May or some other date in the future, what we are sure of is that when the United … Read moreEU’re out! – What happens to travel after Brexit?
We are promoting kidney health awareness for World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is coming up fast on the 14th of March. It is an international awareness campaign to draw attention to the importance of kidney health. In the run up we thought we would take a close up look at this vital – and … Read moreGood For Your Kidney Health = Good For You!
Mental health conditions are extremely common. In fact, if you haven’t experienced a condition such as depression or anxiety yourself, chances are you know someone who has – approximately 25 per cent of the UK population will deal with a mental health problem each year, according to the charity Mind. The pace and pressure of … Read moreWhy it’s vital to declare mental health conditions on your travel insurance
If, like approximately two thirds of Brits, you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you may have wondered if you’ll still be able to use it after Brexit. At the time of publishing this blog, there are less than 70 days until the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), and … Read moreHow do I renew my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) after Brexit?
The cost of travel insurance depends on a number of different factors, from your destination and the duration of your time away, to your age and whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities. This way, specialist travel insurance providers like Free Spirit can provide* the cover you need, whether you’re heading to Paris … Read moreHow much does travel insurance cost to go to the United States?