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Great Value Travel Essentials that help you cut the cost of travel

Travel essentials are all the little extras that make your holiday safer, cheaper and easier - from fully comprehensive travel insurance, to the most sought after airport car parks, hotels, lounges and car hire services. Find them all at

  • Great value Travel Insurance
  • Low cost Airport Parking
  • Airport Hotels for all budgets
  • UK & Overseas Airport Lounges
  • Expert advice & money saving tips

Great value travel insurance

UK, Europe or Worldwide, quick and easy to book

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  • Save 15% on backpacker insurance

Why Essential Travel?

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I have used Essential Travel for a few years now. Their website is very straight forward and easy to find your way around. It offers good value for money and you can design a package to suit your groups individual needs or circumstances. I would recommend this company to others.

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Travel Insurance

Our travel insurance provides a choice of 4 levels of cover for trips in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The online booking system allows you to quickly compare the best travel insurance policies offering the best level of cover for your trip.

Pregnancy Travel Insurance

As standard, our single and annual multi-trip policies provide comprehensive Pregnancy Travel Insurance, with emergency medical cover for those who are pregnant up to 32 weeks. You will not need any medical screening for your pregnancy unless you have had any previous complications or other pre-existing medical conditions.

Diabetes Travel Insurance

If you need travel insurance for diabetes, you can add extra medical cover quickly and easily with our simple medical screening process. Diabetes travel insurance can be added to any of our policies no matter where, or how far you travel.

Student Travel Insurance

With cover for trips of up to 2 years for as little as £7.70 a month, Essential Travel's student travel insurance is ideal for those wanting to go backpacking, volunteering, working abroad or taking a gap year.

Cheap Travel Insurance

No matter where you travel, you will want to find cheap travel insurance to give you the cover you need for your next trip. With so many travel insurance companies to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which is the best policy for you, so we have created a comparison table that will help you decide.