Candis Travel Insurance and Essential Travel Cover Comparison

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We are giving you the opportunity to see exactly how affordable Essential Travel's holiday insurance cover is when compared to other travel insurance providers in Britain. We will be comparing prices and cover for Essential Travel and Candis Insurance.

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Taking a similar approach to Essential Travel, Candis strives to put families' minds at ease while they are away on holiday.

The table below compares key policy features as provided by Candis and Essential Travel:

Cover Features Essential Travel* Candis Insurance
Medical Expenses up to £10 million up to £10 million
Personal Liability up to £2 million up to £2 million
Hospital Benefit up to £60 per day up to £25 per day
Cancellation and Curtailment up to £5,000 up to £5,000
Personal Belongings and Baggage up to £2,000 up to £2,000
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

Compare Prices

View the table below for a comparison of insurance rates offered by Candis and Essential Travel:

Prices Essential Travel* (Single) Candis Insurance (Single) Essential Travel* (Family) Candis Insurance (Family)
Single Trip Europe from £6.94 from £10.69 from £13.90 from £32.08
Single Trip Worldwide from £12.38 from £21.66 from £24.76 from £64.98
Annual Trip Europe from £32.29 from £35.29 from £38.46 from £141.71
Annual Trip Worldwide from £42.05 from £52.94 from £51.76 from £211.78
*from Standard Policies, prices correct as of October 2012

What can we decide?

  • You SAVE up to 35% by purchasing the Essential Travel Single Trip policy
  • For a missed departure, Essential Travel offers customers £500 more in compensation than Candis
  • The quotes above indicate that Candis travel insurance is more pricey than Essential Travel
  • The two competitors are neck and neck when it comes to their medical expenses and personal liability

About Essential Travel and Candis Travel Insurance

Essential Travel takes pride in its decade-long history of providing affordable UK travel essentials. Essential Travel's insurance policies are among the most affordable available in the UK while providing their customers with stress-free international travel experiences.

Candis Travel Insurance is a family-owned company which aims at providing their customers with a healthy lifestyle and safe trip abroad.

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Essential Travel is a trading name of Holiday Extras Cover Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 828848. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 is registered in England and Wales. Registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

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