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Travel Insurance

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Whatever your destination and trip type, our award-winning travel insurance will cover you and your things for the duration of your holiday.

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Medical Conditions

Medical equipment for medical conditions covered by Travel Insurance

Standard travel insurance with the added bonus of cover for your medical condition.

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Airport Hotels

Airport Hotel

There’s nothing better than a big, comfy bed in a plush, modern hotel the night before your flight to add a bit of oomph to your holiday.

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Airport Parking

Airport Car Park

Avoid the airport traffic bedlam by booking a guaranteed parking space in one of our secured airport car parks.

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Airport Lounge

Airport Lounges

Escape from the airport madness by booking one of our stylish and comfortable airport lounges at airports across the UK.

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Hired Car

Car Hire

We compare thousands of car rental companies to give you the best deal,including Alamo, Europcar, National, Enterprise, SIXT.

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Car Hire Insurance

Our car hire insurance covers you for all types of damage not covered by the car rental company, including any damage excess.

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Car with Breakdown Cover

Breakdown Cover

We’ve teamed up with StartRescue to offer you great deals on the best european breakdown cover and roadside assistance around.

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Travel Insurance

Our travel insurance provides a choice of 3 levels of cover for trips in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The online booking system allows you to quickly compare travel insurance policies offering fantastic levels of cover for your trip.

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.

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.

Student Travel Insurance

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 right policy for you, so check out our cheap travel insurance page for more details.

Airport Hotels

At Essential Travel we can save you the hassle of that early morning drive before your holiday. With our wide range of cheap airport hotels you can get your holiday started early no matter which airport you fly from. What is more, you can find unbeatable deals on hotels up and down the country; at all major airports, as well as those smaller locations. If you're after somewhere to park for the duration of your holiday, you can find yourself an even better deal with our hotel rooms with airport parking.

Manchester Airport Hotels with Parking

Get your holiday started early with a Manchester airport hotel. At Essential Travel you will find exclusive deals on all the major chains, as well as the smaller family-run hotels too. If you're driving to the airport you can grab yourself an even better deal when you combine Manchester Airport Parking with your room.

Heathrow Airport Hotels with Parking

Save yourself the hassle of an early morning start with a room at an Heathrow Airport Hotel. At Essential we can offer you the right deals for your trip on hotels near all five terminals. You can also make some great savings when you include Heathrow parking with your room.

Gatwick Airport Hotels with Parking

You will find a variety of deals on our Gatwick airport hotels with parking, such as the Sofitel Gatwick at the Norh Terminal which can be booked with on-site parking included so you can walk directly to check-in. For the South Terminal, we have packaged Purple Parking with the Gatwick Hilton, which makes getting in and out of the airport a breeze with a park and ride service that drops you at the terminal where you can walk to the Hilton in just a couple of minutes. Compare all our offers and prices for the most suitable hotel and parking for your budget.

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Essential Travel is a trading name of Holiday Extras Cover Ltd. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF. Company number 05058680.

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address 2nd Floor, 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent. ME19 4UY. Company number 03220410.