Travel insurance company Direct-Travel is celebrating 25 years of insuring holidaymakers. It was one of the first to offer travel cover online at the turn of the century and, today, conducts 70 per cent of its business that way.
CEO Christian Young and MD Andy Taylor are the founding Directors of BrokerSure, which acquired Direct-Travel in 2015 from AIG. It is now underwritten by Chaucer, a Lloyd’s of London syndicate. “Under our BrokerSure umbrella, we have continued to expand to support the ever-increasing wishes of our customers to travel far and wide regularly, irrespective of age and medical conditions,” Young said. “It’s unbelievable but still there are many people, young and older, who journey without travel insurance. Even in Europe, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) does not fully protect travellers. If you broke your leg on a day trip to Paris that would still result in thousands of pounds to get you flown home. Yet travel insurance can be as cheap as £5, depending on how long you are going for and where.”