We’re all aware that Christmas is coming fast!
Whether checking Last minute getaway deals for our Christmas Travel or booking in advance always remember to check for Travel Alerts right up until the time you go. The NOW Travel team do their best to keep customers up to date with the latest Travel News via the blog and Travel Alerts section. You also need to ensure you have the right Winter Travel Insurance in place.
Before you leave
When leaving home many disruptions can arise here in the UK. Disruptions such as roadworks, bad weather, accidents, strikes etc…
So, whether you travel by car, train, coach or plane, be prepared, check the local travel news and weather, the FCO website and also the NOW Travel Alerts. Better safe than sorry.
People of Britain can travel up to 302 miles more than they normally would around the UK during the Xmas period just preparing for the festivities; shopping for food, buying presents, buying clothing, going on outings and visiting family and loved ones.
What cover can I get?
Many Brits book trips of two nights or more away at Christmas. NOW travel insurance offers UK Travel Insurance along with Travel Insurance for European Travel and Worldwide. All policies cover you if you are unable to make your trip due to illness whilst also covering your belongings in the event of unexpected mishaps. You can also add Gadget cover for a small additional premium giving you that extra peace of mind over the Christmas period. And all our policies cover you for £10 million in medical expenses.
NOW travel Insurance also includes 24 hour Medical Emergency Assistance as standard.
Winter Travel Insurance
Christmas is the time of year many of us choose to escape to log cabins with open fires and indulge in the outdoor winter sports activities in the surrounding areas. NOW Travel covers many winter activities, such as Sleigh riding, Tobogganing and Ski Dooing in our additional Activity Pack 3, with a wide range of activities listed for the more adventurous. Please have a look at our activity list here to see what else we can cover.
However if you are planning a skiing holiday or snowboarding trip our Winter Sports Travel Insurance, requiring a small additional premium, is a must have, covering owned or hired ski/snowboarding equipment and ski packs against damage, loss or delays up to the value of £300. Avalanche cover is also included in the Winter Sports extension. Our single trip policies also cover you up to 365 days in one period should you be planning a longer Winter vacation.
For those who are adverse to snow!
On average, some of the hottest places to visit during the winter months are:
- Cancun (30.4 °C)
- Dominican Republic (29.6 °C)
- Barbados (29.5 °C)
- Brisbane (28.2 °C)
- Southern india (27.5)
- Cape Verde (26.4 °C)
- Melbourne (25.5 °C)
- Maurituis (25 °C)
- Lanzarote (22.2 °C)
- Tenerife (21.9 °C)