Monarch launches travel insurance offer



3 September 2009


Award winning low fares airline Monarch and Insurefor.com, the home of competitive travel insurance, have joined forces this summer to educate and encourage the Great British travelling public to take out adequate insurance when travelling this summer.

As airlines and airports around the UK gear up for the busiest travelling period of the year, it is estimated that up to 30% of holiday makers will travel without travel insurance – a decision which could be hugely costly if anything were to happen to you whilst away.

Despite a single trip travel insurance policy sold via monarch.co.uk starting from only £10.49 per person*, a recent survey by Insurefor.com discovered that travellers are increasingly not taking travel insurance to save on costs. This shocking new trend is a short term saving that could ultimately cost a holiday maker thousands of pounds. If uninsured, medical bills can be hugely costly to pay out for overseas.

To support monarch.co.uk and Insurefor.com’s current ‘Don’t travel uninsured’ campaign which is designed to highlight the perils of travelling without travel insurance, Monarch is offering a 20% discount on all travel insurance policies purchased as part of its flight booking process via monarch.co.uk until the end of August 2009.

Commenting on the ‘Don’t travel uninsured’ campaign, managing director of Monarch flights and holidays, Liz Savage said, “As we once again embark on the annual summer getaway, it is increasingly important that customers are educated as to the pitfalls of not taking out adequate travel insurance - its purchase should be as fundamental to a holiday as the purchase of sun screen protection.

“At Monarch, we take pride in caring for our customers and it is important to us that they are looked after and supported throughout their entire holiday experience. Travel insurance can help with this and also provide piece of mind.”

Also commenting on the campaign, managing director of Insurefor.com, Anthony Martin said, “When you consider that travel insurance can be purchased for just a few pounds, it is ridiculous for anyone to consider travelling uninsured. In 2008, we saw uninsured claims increase considerably and we provided uninsured medical repatriation services to a number of travellers who ended up having to pay back in excess of £20,000 – which is significantly more than a policy would have cost. This is why we have teamed up with Monarch to promote the ‘Don’t travel uninsured’ campaign.”

Customers booking flights via monarch.co.uk may also purchase travel insurance provided by Insurefor.com as part of the flight booking process, with payment for both flight and insurance made in a single transaction.

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, visit monarch.co.uk.

* Policy based on one adult single trip, with a 6 – 10 day duration.


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