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Insurer scraps upper age limit on single trip policies for Europe

Over 50s insurance specialist Staysure has announced the removal of its upper age limit restrictions on its European single trip travel insurance policies.

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Recognising the challenges older travellers face when searching for affordable travel insurance, Staysure will now expand its cover options to include customers aged 85 and over when travelling to Europe, enabling even more holidaymakers to fulfil their travel plans regardless of their age. While an upper age limit will still remain on some long haul destinations, the company has removed the restriction to allow its older customers to continue visiting their most popular holiday destinations, such as Spain, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus.

Staysure Head of Product Alison Longdon said: “We pride ourselves on being able to react to our customers’ needs and go the extra mile in creating products and services that suit their lifestyle. Getting affordable travel insurance in your 80s and 90s can be very difficult and expensive, whether due to age or existing medical conditions, so this change in our service offering for our most popular destinations is yet another step towards making our customers’ travel dreams come true and opening doors that were previously closed to them.”

Staysure CEO Ryan Howsam said: Since the launch of our Sure You Can! campaign, our customers continually tell us of the amazing things they do and what they get up to on their holidays and we’ve genuinely been impressed by the stories they share with us. It just goes to show that our customers really do want to live life to the full and fulfil their travel aspirations and our cover can enable them to achieve it.

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Staysure’s single trip travel insurance is ideal for holidaymakers looking for a great value, straightforward policy to cover one trip. Comprehensive single trip travel insurance includes cover for medical emergency and repatriation, up to £10m; cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption, up to £5,000; baggage loss, up to £2,000; personal liability, up to £2m and legal protection to cover up to £25,000.

More information can be found at Stayure.co.uk. Terms and conditions apply to the age limit for long haul destinations. There is no upper age limit for single trip policies unless you are travelling to the United States of America, Canada, the Islands of the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, Thailand, China or Hong Kong, where you must be 85 or under at the time of purchasing your policy.
Changes will be taking effect from February 2015.


Luxury Travel Fair – win free tickets


London: WIN Tickets to the Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair with British Airways Olympia, London from 6th to 9th November 2008

Whether you dream of relaxing in a luxury cabana on the Bahia coastline of Brazil, your own designer villa in Puglia or taking a horseback safari in the Okavango Delta – this is the UK’s most stylish event for the discerning traveller. At The Luxury Travel Fair you will find short breaks to once in a lifetime holidays; providing quality, choice and inspiration from celebrity guest entertainment.

For those looking for the ultimate Spa break, this is the opportunity to discover the most luxurious spa experiences in the world both near and far; From Leading Spas of the World, Premium Spa Resorts and Atoll Paradise the worlds finest resorts and retreats including Soneva Gili, Soneva Fushi, Island Hideaway, to the Eastern coast of the beautiful island of Rhodes home to The Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas and wellbeing holidays with Wellness Spain, there is something for everyone.

There are also fantastic spa launches at new destinations; such as the Anantara Spa at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar on the mystical shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan with traditional Moroccan Hammam, ice cave, and natural Dead Sea mineral pools. Or you could be taking a trip on Star Clippers tall ship ‘mega-yacht’ and enjoy the luxuries on-board such as the Captain Nemo Underwater Spa and Lounge.

Meet celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio who is celebrating fifty years in gourmet cookery and Sanjeev Bhaskar set to bring India alive – amongst those appearing in Meet the Expert Theatre. And choose from a range of culinary delights at The Fair; step into New York at the Manhattan Bar or try out the Alpine Bar – a relaxing setting in which to refresh the taste buds and contemplate travel decisions. Be inspired, research and book holidays within a luxurious boutique environment, laced with entertainment from travel personalities and global cultural experiences.

Take advantage of complimentary entry to the adjacent Spirit of Christmas Fair, one of the UK’s most exclusive shopping events for gifts, gourmet food and wine.

Tickets are available for £15 each when booking in advance (£17 each on the door) Call 0871 230 1091 or visit www.luxurytravelfair.com Calls charged at national rate. Booking fee applies.

To win your set of free tickets – there are five pairs available worth £15 each – simply answer this question: Name one of the celebrity guests appearing at The Luxury Travel Fair this November? Email your answer to us at readeroffer@elixirnews.com with Travel Fair in the email header by 15 October 2008. Please note that no cash equivalent is being offered and the Editor’s decision is final.


Udai vilas, Udaipur, Rajasthan


T:+91 294 243 3300; www.oberoihotels.com

The resort has two large swimming pools which are heated in winter, a gymnasium, boutique and a library with a selection of music and DVDs. Private excursions and cruises on the lake can be organised by the hotel. The spa, managed by Banyan Tree, offers holistic treatments and therapies to pamper and revitalise mind and body using holistic therapies and massages combining the best of East and West. Massages, facials and body beautification methods use ancient Ayurveda and aromatherapy as well as Thai and western techniques designed to relieve stress as well as create a sense of wellbeing. The spa has a private pool and individual therapy suites with views of Lake Pichola, the Aravali mountains and City Palace. Each of the eight suites has its own steam sauna and Victorian style bathtub. The gym and hair salon are located around a central domed foyer with a marble fountain.