Travel Insurance from the UK

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We are pleased to work with Essential Travel who are one of the UK's leading independent online travel essentials providers. Travel essentials are all the little extras that make your holiday safer, cheaper and easier.

Since 2001, Essential Travel have protected over 5 million holidaymakers with their fully-comprehensive, competitively-priced travel insurance, as well as providing priority access to the most sought after car parks, hotels and lounges at all major airports across the UK.
Essential Travel is proud to have won Silver for Best Travel Insurance Provider at the 2012 British Travel Awards. The British Travel Awards are often referred to as the "Oscars" of the travel industry, as they award only the best. The awards are recognised throughout the UK and the winners are chosen by the customers.

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Cheap yet comprehensive Travel Insurance underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland Ltd for all types of travellers and holidays. Choose from:
A wide range of policies from Single Trip to Backpacker and cover for travellers up to 74 years of age. The Superior Travel Insurance gives you higher cover, lower excesses and holiday protection if the airline you’re travelling with goes bust
The comprehensive online medical screening ensures you get the perfect level of protection for your individual health requirements
24/7 online access to your Policy Wording via My Account – the secure automated customer services centre - in case you need to make any changes

Airport Parking

Essential Travel also offers safe, secure parking at all major UK airports. Pre-book and save up to 60%!  Choose from:
On-airport car parks for greater convenience
Off-airport car parks for great savings
Meet and Greet car parks for the ultimate service

Airport Hotels

Early departure, late night return – Essential Travel’s excellent value airport hotels offer comfort and convenience at all major airports, with prices from just £25 a night. Choose from a wide range including:
Affordable family rooms with play areas
5* hotels with spas and fine dining
Professional business suites

Airport Lounges

Relax before your flight in a well-equipped, exclusive airport lounge with prices from just £13.50. With services including:
The latest business facilities
Wi-fi, fax, television, daily newspapers
Complimentary drinks and snacks


Please click on the link below to get a quote, more information or to buy your travel insurance and extras.

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Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?
We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.
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