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Legal costs covered for travel disputes

14/01/2011 adds up to £25,000 in legal costs for holiday compensation claims

No-one enjoys the stress and inconvenience of taking legal action if they've had the holiday from hell, not to mention the potential costs. But if the holiday dream turned into a nightmare that could be what's needed. Now, leading online travel insurance provider,, is offering policyholders some essential peace of mind if they do need to take legal action against their holiday or travel company, with the addition of Travel Dispute Cover for up to £25,000 of legal costs for less than £5*.

The new Travel Dispute Cover is designed to help customers cover the pursuit of compensation against their tour operator, travel agent or car hire provider, as well as airlines, train companies and hoteliers. Travel Dispute Cover can be added to single trip or annual policies.

“We think it's really important to give travellers peace of mind for all aspects of their trip - from medical assistance if they have an accident or fall ill, to cover for flight delays or loss or theft of personal valuables,” says Sarah Findlay, Online Marketing Manager for “Now we are delighted to be able to extend this peace of mind to include financial assistance if legal action is needed because the holiday provider didn't live up to their promises.”

“We know that for many people, their holiday is a major expense, so it's a big disappointment if it all goes wrong, as well as a financial headache. Our new Travel Dispute Cover, which can be added to single trip or annual policies means travellers can benefit from help with legal costs. This is part of our ongoing commitment to delivering easy, affordable travel cover and helping travellers when they need it most.” provides a full range of travel insurance policies for families, couples and individual holidaymakers. Customers can choose from 3 levels of cover - Silver, Gold or Platinum to suit their holiday and budget. In addition, families benefit from free cover for children under 18 years old travelling on single trip policies, making travel insurance more affordable than ever.

Cover benefits include:

- Medical expenses & repatriation up to £10 million
- 24 hour worldwide emergency medical assistance
- Cancellation cover up to £12,500 (Platinum Cover)
- Baggage & personal possessions up to £2,500 (Platinum Cover)
- Additional cover can include sporting activities such as snowboarding, golf and adventure sports, tailored to travellers' needs

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