New partnership seeks to allay traveller terrorism fears


Insurance brokers across the UK can now offer holidaymakers increased peace of mind in relation to travel disruption caused by an act of terrorism thanks to a new partnership between Just Travel Cover and specialist insurer Beazley.

While age and pre-existing medical conditions have been regular barriers for travellers, a turbulent few years of terrorist attacks in popular holiday hotspots including Barcelona, Paris and New York have left many tourists feeling uneasy about visiting certain locations and many travel insurance policies do not provide cover for visitors caught up in these tragic events.

The terrorism extension comes as standard with Beazley Gold policies, meaning brokers do not need to offer policy extensions or add on’s for this increasingly expected area of cover.

The specialist scheme offers cover should a terrorist attack take place while in destination, allowing clients to claim for injury, loss or damage to possessions and curtailment, but where the Gold policy stands out is the cover options that are available if the UK government issues advice not to travel, thereby providing clients with the flexibility to rearrange or cancel without the fear of losing out financially.

The long-term partnership adds another A-rated provider to Just Travel Cover’s panel of insurers, allowing brokers greater flexibility to cover all ages and risks and satisfy the demands and needs of more clients.

Daley Gore, head of broker development at Just Travel Cover said: “We’re delighted that Beazley have joined our panel which will allow our network of brokers to enhance their offer. As well as our position as medical screening experts we’re committed to allowing brokers the flexibility to offer policies which meet the expectations of the modern-day traveller; while the thirst for travel continues to grow, tragic events such as terrorist attacks have led to a rise in expectation of what a standard policy covers”.

Nick Newman, personal accident focus group leader at Beazley added: “As a leading insurer in the personal accident market Beazley provides specialist cover to our UK travel clients. We’re therefore pleased to be partnering with Just Travel Cover, a leading travel expert with proven expertise that complements our own. Beazley’s personal accident team has years of experience of providing terrorism cover and we are pleased to be able to extend our offering to Just Travel Cover customers who, in these uncertain times, will receive a further level of reassurance when making their travel plans.”