A ‘must have’ for backpackers and gap year students

Company brief

Consularcare, a UK-based provider of global consular assistance, has announced that its ConsularAssist solution is now included in travel insurance provider P J Hayman’s Longstay and Backpacker Travel Insurance.

"We initially announced our partnership to provide consular assistance services through P J Hayman in June 2016, when it added ConsularAssist to its revamped Travel Plus scheme,” said Consularcare co-founder and commercial director Mike Jones. “We are delighted that the company has recognised the added value ConsularAssist gives to its travel insurance policies and chosen the backpacking community as the next recipients of ConsularAssist."

"Having already included ConsularAssist in our main Travel Plus product, we chose our extended stay travel insurances as the next suitable product,” commented Peter Hayman. “Travellers, including backpackers, are often adventurous and keen to experience every aspect of the countries they visit; they can sometimes find themselves in difficult situations in locations that are off the beaten track. Having Consularcare available to assist will bring them, and their parents, peace of mind."

Jones added that he believes ConsularAssist is a ‘must have’ for backpackers and gap year students. “The young travellers may see themselves as invincible, but for the parents and loved ones back home it can be a very worrying time,” he said. “Many parents have told us that they wave goodbye to their offspring at the airport with a tear in their eye, but a feeling of reassurance that Consularcare is only a phone call away, 24/7."