Picking up the pieces of your holiday after your travel firm goes bust

Submitted by Dean on 26 September, 2019 - 12:40 with 0 comment

The news broke earlier this week that long-established travel company Thomas Cook collapsed, affecting 155,000 left abroad.

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Holidaying on a budget

Submitted by Dean on 16 August, 2019 - 04:57 with 0 comment

Looking forward to your holiday this year but worried about making your holiday budget stretch? Here are our top tips for budgeting on holiday without ruining your time away.

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5 insurance twists that could catch you out

Submitted by Dean on 7 August, 2019 - 13:24 with 0 comment

Consumer watchdog Which?’s recent survey saw 49% of respondents identifying insurance as either ‘fairly’ or ‘very’ difficult to understand. 40% admitted to just skipping rather than reading the terms and conditions for their car insurance, and 39% did the same for home insurance.

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Flying with your pet? Here’s what to consider

Submitted by Dean on 27 July, 2019 - 13:54 with 0 comment

Whilst there is always the option of using family/friends, animal boarders or kennels – it sometimes will be necessary to bring your pet along with you when you fly abroad.

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Bringing invisible illness to light

Submitted by Dean on 25 July, 2019 - 05:43 with 0 comment

Travel insurance is essential towards covering the financial repercussions of something going wrong before or during your trip. However, nearly half of travellers previously diagnosed with a mental health condition choose not to disclose it with their insurer.

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Thrill seekers abroad – insuring your adventure break

Submitted by Dean on 21 July, 2019 - 12:24 with 0 comment

The majority of travel policies won’t cover activities that could be considered dangerous due to the increased level of risk involved. Here’s what you should think about when planning an adventure break.

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Will Thailand make travel insurance compulsory?

Submitted by Dean on 17 July, 2019 - 18:34 with 0 comment

Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) has put forward legislation which means travel insurance would be mandatory for all visitors to the country. It is now awaiting approval from the country’s Tourism and Sports Ministry before being sent to cabinet.

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Could you save money with multi-trip travel insurance?

Submitted by Dean on 9 July, 2019 - 17:06 with 0 comment

When going on a trip, a quarter of travellers buy their single-trip travel insurance at the last minute, often opting for the cheapest deal available.

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Can you really trust hotel booking sites?

Submitted by Dean on 22 June, 2019 - 11:32 with 0 comment

Following a probe by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), from 1st September 2019, hotel booking websites will now be subject to new regulations surrounding their current selling tactics.

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How to survive Oktoberfest

Submitted by Dean on 8 June, 2019 - 11:18 with 0 comment

Every year between September and October, Oktoberfest hits the city of Munich, Germany. Over a course of 16 days, approximately seven million people gather to enjoy the world’s largest beer festival.

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About Us

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants Ltd are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

Head Office

15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5.00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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Chwarae Teg FairPlay Employer Award

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