We've done the leg work for you, so you can ensure you get the most competitive cover. Compare prices and cover for Essential Travel and Abbey below.
Before heading away on holiday, it is crucial that you know exactly what you are covered for. For this reason, we have provided the following comparison table illustrating exactly what Essential Travel and Abbey insurance provide in key areas:
|Cover Features||Essential Travel*||Abbey|
|Medical Expenses||up to £10 million||Unlimited (Not applicable to local holidays)|
|Personal Liability||up to £2 million||up to £2 million|
|Hospital Benefit||up to £1200||up to £1,000||Cancellation and Curtailment||up to £5,000||up to £5,000||Personal Belongings and Baggage||up to £2,000||up to £1,500||Hijack||up to £100 per day||up to £50 per day||Missed Departure||up to £1,000||up to £500||Legal Expenses||up to £25,000||up to £25,000|
*from Superior Policies, figures correct as of October 2012
Below is a price comparison table comparing Abbey holiday insurance with Essential Travel insurance:
|Prices||Essential Travel* (Single)||Abbey Insurance (Single)||Essential Travel* (Family)||Abbey Insurance (Family)|
|Single Trip Europe||from £6.94||from £17.09||from £13.90||from £19.94|
|Single Trip Worldwide||from £12.38||from £33.24||from £24.76||from £40.84|
|Annual Trip Europe||from £32.39||from £46.54||from £38.46||from £52.13|
|Annual Trip Worldwide||from £42.05||from £80.99||from £51.56||from £78.84|
*from Standard Policy, prices correct as of October 2012
- You SAVE up to 60% by purchasing the Essential Travel Single Trip policy
- In the event of a missed departure, hijacking or lost luggage Essential Travel offers more cover than Abbey
- The two competitors offer exactly the same compensation for personal liability and cancellations
- Both companies offer a significant discount for online purchases
More about Essential Travel and Abbey
Essential Travel has been bringing thousands of UK holiday-makers reliable travel extras for over a decade and continues to provide some of the most competitive travel insurance on the market, with highly customisable policies, generous coverage and expert advice on hand.
Together with the Bradford & Bingley savings business, Abbey changed its name to Santander a few years back. Abbey officially became part of the Santander Group in November 2004. The company offers services related to banking, savings, loans and mortgages. Insurance is one of their products.
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We also offer customised policies with a range of optional extras. Take a look at our Superior travel insurance to see what our best seller offers.
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