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Thomson Travel Insurance Comparison

Comparing travel insurance quotes so that you can choose the best offering does not have to be a tedious task. Essential Travel has made the process simple by comparing its features and costs with those of Thomson travel insurance.

Compare Cover

Essential Travel's key features are compared with those of Thomson in the table below so that you know how much cover is offered.

Cover Features Essential Travel* Thomson
Medical Expenses up to £10 million up to £10 million
Personal Liability up to £2 million up to £1 million
Hospital Benefit up to £60 per day Not covered
Cancellation and Curtailment up to £5,000 up to £20,000
Baggage up to £2,000 up to £2,500
Hijack up to £1 000 Not covered
Missed Departure up to £1,000 Not covered
Legal Expenses up to £25,000 up to £5,000

*from Superior Policies, figures are correct as of October 2012

Compare Our Prices with Thomson

The table below compares the insurance premiums from Thomson with those offered by Essential Travel.

Prices Essential Travel (Single) Thomson Travel Insurance (Single) Essential Travel (Family) Thomson Travel Insurance (Family)
Single Trip Europe from £6.94 from £8.99 from £13.90 from £17.99
Single Trip Worldwide from £12.38 from £34.49 from £24.76 from £68.99
Annual Trip Europe from £32.39 from £43.49 from £38.46 from £65.99
Annual Trip Worldwide from £42.05 from £64.49 from £51.56 from £103.49

* from Standard Policies, prices correct as of October 2012

The verdict

  • Save up to 23% when you choose Essential Travel's Single Trip policy to Europe
  • Essential Travel's cover is more comprehensive in most cases, offering double the cover for personal liability as well as cover for missed departures and hijackings
  • Thomson offers more cover for Cancellation and Curtailment

More about Thomson and Essential Travel

While Thomson sells holiday packages, we offer specialised travel insurance and travel extras. Essential Travel gives you more variety and flexibility when it comes to customising your policy to suit you, your family or party you're travelling in.

Thomson incorporated AXA Insurance in 2007 to offer travel insurance to UK residents. Essential Travel has been offering travel insurance for over 11 years.

Expert's Top Tip – It's easy to compare our cover and prices when you get a quote - all cover features will be displayed for your reference.
We also offer customised policies with a range of optional extras. Take a look at our Superior cover to see what our best seller offers.

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