School Travel Forum (STF), a travel association for overseas educational visits, has launched a new travel insurance product, STF Travel Sure, in partnership with ABTA and AXA Partners, to give schools and youth groups confidence when booking their overseas educational visits.
Reflecting the demand for a high quality and comprehensive travel insurance product, STF Travel Sure offers numerous benefits as standard that other insurance providers don’t include as standard, or will charge an optional extra premium for, including Covid cover, missed connections, airline and supplier failures, and gadget cover.
Steps have also been taken to make STF Travel Sure as consumer friendly as possible, by ensuring it is straightforward and easy to understand and one policy covers the full range and types of educational visits that a school or organisation might plan – from history trips to sport tours.
Providing confidence for teachers and group leaders
Gill Harvey, Chief Executive of School Travel Forum, said: “The UK Department for Education has relaxed its guidance for educational visits and schools in England can now, once again, book and travel overseas. To give teachers and group leaders confidence to do so, we know they need access to a comprehensive travel insurance product that would protect them and their group in any eventuality.”
Ian Hall, Head of Travel Insurance at ABTA, added: “We have been very pleased to support the School Travel Forum in developing this product with AXA partnerships. Insurance has a vital role to play in helping people book and travel with confidence, so this comprehensive product has been designed to be easily accessible for all STF members, giving extra confidence to travel for their overseas school and group bookings from 5 September.”