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1. Posted by beabea (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi, can anyone recommend a good insurance policy? I know that travellers point suggests 2 - anyone used them or any other and can make a recommendation of any sort? Doing a Round-The-World trip starting from UK in a couple of days and need some advice quick! Many thanks, Bea

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

I must admit (sorry Sam & Pete) that i've never heard anything good in the slightest about TPs recomended Insure&Go - by all accounts they are utterly useless, have more loopholes to diqualify you when you claim than virtually anybody else, and by all account shouldn't be touched with a barge pole.

That said, i've never used them myself, and don't know anybody who's complained about them well enough to know whether it should be taken with apinch of salt or not. But the fact i don't recall ever hearing anything good or even average about them suggests that you should at least do you research first.

From a personal point of view, www.worldnomads.com seem to be the one that is recommended most often and they do have lots of benefits (online only, easily extended, they accept ipods/digi cameras, you DON'T have to be in your home country to apply etc) which make them stand out. they are probably who i will go with when i finally get some insurance of my own (as opposed to being covered through work), but i'm still looking so anything els eyou discover would be interesting to hear

[ Edit: Link fixed up... ]

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Just to add - they are specifically aimed at backpackers/long term travllers etc, as opposed to being a travel insurance offshoot of a normal insurance compnay, and for me specifically, that's a big selling point, as i'd almost certainly be disqualified under most "normal" companies policies

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Now now Gelli, haven't you checked out our insurance page in a while? :)

We 'promote' (compare is probably a better word) two travel insurances (both aimed at independent travellers). One is a policy which we get through Hostelworld and the other is World Nomads (Pete's used them several times, I have used a Norwegian one that's underwritten by the same folks)...

The I&G link on the left hand side is a sponsored one.

[ Edit: Link fixed up... ]

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Sorry Sam

I have never actually found an insurance page, except for the sponsored link on the left which is by far the most obvious (are all the ones on the left sponsored, not recomended? Wish i'd known that before - any way you can put a small title to say they are sponsored?), and the lkiink in your post above doesn't work...

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Now now Gelli, I never said we don't recommend the links on the left hand side!! We would never recommend a site if we heard a lot of bad things about it, whether advertising or not.

You probably noticed when clicking through via those links that the top three take you to an external site (open in a new window), the bottom two are Travellerspoint links (and just open a new TP page). As the bottom two aren't advertising (well, they're advertising Travellerspoint pages) we decided to leave away the SPONSORED title.

ps. fixed up the above link, oops!