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Links and contacts

If you require further information on any of the issues we raise in the programme on holiday and travel finance issues, you may find the following links useful:

Travel safety

Check the Foreign Office Travel Advice website before you book your holiday:

You can also call: 0870 6060290

Taking money abroad

You can buy your foreign currency and American Express travellers cheques in a number of ways:

  • You can order online, and collect at one of the 600 on-demand Bureau de Change Post Office branches

  • you can order at any Post Office branch, or by calling 08458 500 900, and collect your money within four working days

  • or you can buy it on-the-spot at one of the 600 on-demand Bureau de Change

    To find your local Post Office follow the link below:

    Industry bodies

    Your rights

    Complaining about your holiday

    If you have any complaint about an Abta firm, write within nine months of your holiday to:

    Abta, 68-71 Newman Street, London, W1P 4AH

    Abta pre-departure tel: 020-7637-2444.

    Abta General travel and tourism information - 0901 201 5050 (UK callers only).

    Calls are charged at 50p a minute, lines are open during normal office hours.

    Consumer groups

    Lone travellers

    Holiday Insurance for older travellers

    Marcus Hearn & Company
    Tel: 020 7739 3444
    Address: 65-66 Shoreditch High St,
    London, E1 6JL

    Nationwide Building Society
    Tel: 0500 30 20 12
    Click here
    to visit the website.

    Flexicover Direct
    Tel: 0870 990 9292
    Address: 3rd Floor, Suite No 1
    Westmoreland Road
    Bromley, Kent, BR1 5AH
    Click here
    to visit the website.

    Under the Sun
    Tel: 08458 4654329
    Address: 3 The Pantiles
    Kent DA7 5HH, UK
    Click here for the website.

    Tel: 0800 056 5464
    Address: The Saga Building, Middelburg Square
    Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1AZ
    Click here for the website.

    Age Concern
    Age Concern were not mentioned during the programme but also provide travel insurance with no upper age limit.

    Age Concern tel: 0845 601 2234
    Address: Age Concern England, Astral House,
    1268 London Road
    London SW16 4ER
    Click here for the website.

    Travellers with medical conditions

    Holiday insurance for those with a pre-existing medical condition:

    P J Hayman
    Tel: 023 9241 9050
    Address: The Clock Tower, Stanstead House, Rowlands Castle
    Hampshire, P09 6DX

    Free Spirit Travel Insurance
    Tel: 0845 230 5000

    Preferential Insurance
    Tel: 01702 423393
    Address: Preferential Direct Limited,
    PO Box 5317, Westcliff-on-Sea,
    Essex, SS0 7FD
    Click here for the website.

    Atlas Direct
    Tel: 020 7609 5000
    Address: 37 Kings Exchange, Tile Yard Rd,
    London N7 9AH
    Click here for the website.

    Additional Contacts:

    Diabetic travellers may find the following website helpful:

    The British Insurance Brokers Association has a list of firms which provide travel insurance for people with permanent or recurring illness.

    You can contact BIBA at:

    14 Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 7NT
    Tel: 0207 623 9043
    Email enquiries.
    Click here for the website.

    Firms BIBA refer people to are:

    Tel: 0117 942 6877 Address: 12 Kellaway Avenue, Westbury Park,
    Bristol, BS6 7XR

    Perry Gamble:
    Tel: 01404 830 100
    Address: East Devon Business Park, Wilmington,
    Honiton, Devon, EX14 GRL

    Disabled travellers

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