Holidays can be the most magical time of anyone’s year. Whether you’re off on a proper adventure on the other side of the world, or just nipping across the Channel to France, we all need a break from the daily grind once in a while! Trips away let us recharge our batteries, while also giving us the perfect opportunity to indulge in a spot of sightseeing. The possibilities are almost endless! However, young people are travelling without travel insurance more and more. An Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) study found that 40% of 18 to 24-year-old opted to travel with no insurance in the 12 months to May 2017. There are a whole range of trips young people take these days. We’ve had a look at three holiday varieties and why travel insurance might help keep your mind at ease on each.

The festival trip

Music festivals are more popular than ever. We’re certainly blessed for them in the UK, but so are our Croatian cousins. Every year, thousands of British millennials head for Croatia’s Adriatic coast and the veritable smorgasbord of music festivals on offer, with Outlook one of the most famous. Set near the picturesque city of Pula, Outlook takes place amongst abandoned forts and battlements, and attracts hip-hop, grime, dubstep and techno artists. However, there’s always a chance at such events that you could lose your wallet, whether it’s stolen from your pocket or falls out as a result of eccentric dancing! At least with The Insurance Emporium, you could get up to £750 worth of Personal Money* cover, potentially preventing you from being left out of pocket.

Gap year

A gap year can be the ultimate travelling adventure. Everyone has their own idea as to what it should entail, with some people travelling around lots of countries, while others go directly to one nation and explore every corner. Southeast Asia is particularly popular with Brits. Much of it is steeped in history, while many countries in that region are natural and cultural goldmines, boasting a variety of places to visit and people to meet. Malaysia is becoming one of the most highly regarded. Soaring skyscrapers, spectacular parks, bustling markets and the natural wonders of Borneo – Malaysia has it all. It’s also a regular stop-off for people on their way to Australia. However, this kind of travelling often involves connecting flights and one disruption can wreak havoc on your trip. The Insurance Emporium could provide you with up to £2,500 of Personal Effects & Baggage protection, potentially saving you extra financial stress in the event your suitcase ends up in Krasnodar rather than Kuala Lumpur!


If exploring the diversity of Europe is your idea of the perfect trip, interrailing might be the way to go. One ticket could take you all across the continent, allowing you to take in all the scenery from your train seat along the way. This kind of voyage also allows for plenty of spontaneity! Milan on Monday, Toulouse on Tuesday and Warsaw on Wednesday. You could wake up in Greece, then set off for Nice. Who wouldn’t want to give water-skiing on the Riviera a go? The Insurance Emporium offer up to £75,000 worth of Personal Accident cover, and that could make things a little easier if your first water-skiing adventure proved an unpleasant one.

Regardless of the trip type you choose, they can all be magical adventures! Even if you spend a significant portion of your time focusing on your tan, there will still be plenty of opportunities to try something new. At The Insurance Emporium** we offer cover on over 40 different sports and activities with just a one-off payment to make, so you won’t be short of things to try out on your travels!


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*Specific figures relating to travel insurance policies are based on the Black cover level.

**The Insurance Emporium Travel Insurance is provided by Insure & Go Insurance Services Ltd. and underwritten by MAPFRE ASISTENCIA COMPAÑÍA INTERNACIONAL DE SEGUROS Y REASEGUROS, SOCIEDAD ANONIMA.

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