Essential Travel Signs Contract With Manchester Airport

Online travel extras provider teams up with Manchester Airport to offer travel insurance

EssentialTravel.co.uk, a leading holiday add-ons company, has teamed up with Manchester Airport to offer travel insurance through the airport's online Travel Extras Store at www.manchesterairport.co.uk.

The new partnership will allow holidaymakers to purchase fully comprehensive travel insurance quickly and easily with policies ranging from single and multi trip to winter sports and backpacker cover. Consumers can also purchase the insurance on the day of travel, which is perfect for the last-minute jet-setter.

Beth Brewster, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: "We are extremely delighted to announce our partnership with EssentialTravel.co.uk. We believe that the company's product and high levels of customer service are a suitable match for our operation and our passengers but we also want to keep extending the service that's available from "The Travel Extras Store". It will enable us to strengthen the already strong commitment we make to our customers and to provide them with the best possible service and an unbeatable travelling experience."

Manchester Airport launched "The Travel Extras Store" in April 2010, which included extras such as access to the airport's Escape lounges, car parking, private jet hire, luggage tracking, overseas assistance in an emergency, car rental, hotel booking, flights, holidays and a park, stay & fly option that included a hotel stay and car parking the night before travel.

Brewster continued: "Our online Travel Extras Store has been broadened with the addition of Essential Travel's insurance, allowing us to give our customers a full range of holiday add-ons that many may not have thought about or forgotten to buy prior to going away."

Commenting on the partnership, Stuart Bensusan, Director of EssentialTravel.co.uk, said: "Manchester Airport is a very popular and respected gateway so we are privileged to be working with such a famous name. The airport is known for delivering high standards and our product will enhance that experience.

"More than 60 airlines operate from the airport and nearly 20 million passengers pass through it every year so it has a huge amount of traffic. We are expecting to see a significant rise in revenue throughout our partnership with the airport as a result of these statistics," he continued.

About Essential Travel

Established in 2001, Essential Travel is one of the UK's leading online travel essentials companies. Since 2002, we've protected over 5 million holidaymakers with our fully-comprehensive, competitively-priced travel insurance, as well as providing priority access to the most sought after car parks, hotels and lounges at all major airports across the UK.

Essential Travel is now part of Holiday Extras.