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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

New PassBook & PassWallet App

Traveling with a smartphone?

Store parking bookings on your phone!

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Hand Luggage Only Travel Insurance

Save 10%

Save 15% on Backpacker Insurance

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  • Save 15% on backpacker insurance

Why Essential Travel?

We use our industry expertise to provide you with better products & services!

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  • Over 5 million satisfied customers
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Easy to understand and use website. No interaction with any staff members so cannot comment...hopefully we won't need to use the insurance but as for setting it up, no problems at all.

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Hand Luggage Only Holiday Insurance

Carry On And Save

Taking hand luggage not only cuts transit and airport processing time in half, but now with Essential travel you can Save 10% with hand luggage only travel insurance.

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Other Information

Travel InsuranceEssential Travel provide a choice of 4 levels of cover for trips in the UK and abroad. Our online booking system allows you to compare prices and cover levels on a choice of trip types to cover your travel needs.

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Airport Hotels and ParkingWe have the widest choice of airport hotels and airport hotel and parking packages with live availably and instant online booking capabilities. Prices from £35 a night or £50 with 8 days parking.

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Airport ParkingChoose the airport parking that's right for you from over 100 car parks at 29 Uk Airports and Ports. Check live availability and prices and compare customer reviews, facilities in our simple to use online booking system.

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Airport LoungesWith over 200 lounges at 120 airports we're sure we can provide the perfect start or end to your holiday. Airport Lounges provide a relaxed environment for you to relax before you fly. Prices start from as little as £13.50 per adult.

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