Loughborough in Leicestershire was the destination of the very first package tour, a concept dreamed up in 1841 by Thomas Cook, who might not have imagined in that year that package tours would achieve the popularity they have today.
Package tour holiday insurance
It’s always a good idea when booking a package tour to check who your contract is with. Some holiday websites act as agents for airlines and hotel companies, and if things go wrong there may be confusion over who has actually provided insurance cover, if any. Insurance cover for flights and transport arrangements may have to be arranged separately from insurance for accommodation and medical insurance. Generally, use an ABTA member website. Check for the ABTA symbol before you book, or go onto their webs site for more information. ABTA stands for the Association of British Travel Agents. The most convenient way to book is to pick one of the leading package tour operators.
UK citizens should ensure they have applied for their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) a few weeks before travelling, so that it arrives in time. It is possible to apply for an EHIC online through the UK government website. Should you require emergency medical treatment whilst on holiday in Europe, the EHIC card will allow you to receive state medical care under the reciprocal agreement with participating countries.
Injury solicitors in Loughborough
If you have suffered an accident and injury on a package holiday, and are looking for injury solicitors in Loughborough or elsewhere in the UK, then Accident Advice Helpline can assist. We are experts in this area of law, and if you wish to start a claim for compensation for any kind of injury that was not your fault, ask us. You may need to talk to injury solicitors in Loughborough for advice on whether you can make a claim for a holiday accident, so we will do our best to find you the specialist you need.
Accident Advice Helpline
As one of Britain’s leading law firms in personal injury compensation, we handle around 25,000 enquiries per month and pay out approximately £30 million every year in lump compensation awards, to people like you who need the cash to support them in their recovery. You can reach our knowledgeable advisors on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or if calling from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. The lines are freephone and are open 24/7, so you can call at any time. Would you prefer an advisor to call you back? Text “claim365” to 88010.
Date Published: 5th January 2014
Author: David Brown