Published: 13:37, 22 January 2020
| Updated: 13:38, 04 February 2020
When you’re planning a trip away, it’s so important to have good travel insurance in place.
Knowing your insurer will be with you as you step on the plane, check into the hotel and head off to explore, provides a vital safety net enabling you to relax and enjoy your well-deserved holiday.
Arguably the most important part of travel insurance is the medical cover it provides to pay for costly treatment and repatriation expenses, as Colin Bishop found out.
Colin, 76, loves to holiday in Greece - but in February was tempted by a ‘three weeks for the price of two winter sun deal’ to Cyprus.
He touched down, settled in and started taking coach excursions to Limassol, Nicosia and Larnaca, and Paphos to view antiquities, while also meeting up with old friends who had moved there.
Next, he was planning an independent trip to Polis on the local bus network.
But this never happened, as Colin was admitted to hospital with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in both legs, staying in for several days after treatment was started to disperse the blood clots.
While he was recovering in hospital, Staysure’s emergency operations team swung into action, ringing for permission to contact his GP’s surgery and keeping in regular contact with him.
Team members Kat and Guilia first arranged for Colin to return to his hotel when ready, to rest for a few days until doctors deemed him fit to fly.
Then they deployed an English speaking paramedic who flew out to Cyprus to accompany him back to Manchester, where an ambulance team would be waiting to take him home.
“It was a great relief to know this was happening. It meant I could relax and enjoy my recuperation at the hotel, before I was repatriated on the first day that I was able to fly,” said Colin.
“I am very happy to recommend Staysure, as my claim was settled with the minimum of fuss and I was repatriated very efficiently. Friends and family have all been impressed by the care and assistance I received, and each wanted to know the name of my travel insurance company.
“Thank you, Staysure, for all that your team has done for me.”
Staysure’s Worth Doing Right ethos is based around the importance the company places on doing travel insurance the right way, to ensure their customers don’t get caught out while on holiday.
It has many other happy customers, with more than 60,000 five-star reviews on Trustpilot, more than any other travel insurance provider.
Staysure is the UK’s number one for travel insurance for people aged 50 and over, with no upper age limit on their policies, as the company doesn’t believe that age should be a barrier to travel.
What’s more, Staysure’s medical travel insurance specialises in covering people with pre-existing conditions, who could struggle to find insurance elsewhere.
This means it is able to cover a wide range of medical conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis.
Staysure’s Comprehensive policy has been rated five-star by independent industry experts Defaqto. More than six million customers have entrusted the safety and protection of their holiday to Staysure, which offers the highest levels of customer service and great policy
benefits, all at a sensible price.
Good travel insurance is essential to give you peace of mind on holiday. When you’ve booked a holiday adventure, it’s so important to know that, should the unexpected happen, you’ve got first-class cover to see you through.
Get a quick and simple quote online here or call Staysure free on 0800 069 6167 to speak to a UK-based travel insurance expert.
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