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Thomson/First Choice own single trip insurance - Mondial

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ohsolonely Mon 06-Jun-11 19:26:57

I have just booked a last(ish) minute holiday to Majorca with some friends. Leaving hubby and the kids at home for a week.

Anyway, the 2 others I am travelling with already have their travel insurance with their bank accounts/annual policies etc.

I took out the bog standard Mondial insurance offered to me by the Thomson Travel agent who booked our First Choice Holiday.

Today the tickets have arrived and Thomson have enclosed a form for me to complete with all of my insurance details on for them to keep on my behalf so they have the full details should I need them in an emergency whilst away.

It is only now that I realise I do NOT have Insurance policy documents or even a policy number. What I do HAVE is the Mondial Travel insurance leaflet and along the bottom is my holiday booking reference number (written on by hand in the relevant box) - the same booking reference number as for actual holiday. I have no insurance certificate.

Is this normal these days? Its been years since I have travelled with Travel Agents own insurance. Anyone got experience of Thomson/First Choice own Insurance? Did you get actual policy Documents with your name on and a policy number or just the holiday booking reference like I have?

Also, in with the tickets etc is another note stipulating that upon arrival in resort we need to produce our insurance details in the form of a certificate, failiure to do so, could incur local charges is what it says. I have no certificate. Do I just produce the leaflet when asked?

I know Travel Insurance is essential these days but even so, what are your recent experiences of arrival in resort with regards to producing your Insurance Certificates?

Obviously, I will call my Travel Agent tomorrow but just wondered what other people have experienced with Thomson and First Choice recently. I used to travel short haul loads but not done so for a good few years now, so all this is new to me.

Hope someone can help.

Putthatbookdown Mon 06-Jun-11 19:31:19

I would not take out insurance with a travel firm as it is usually more expensive.

mosschops30 Mon 06-Jun-11 19:31:21

You dont have to provide an insurance cert in resort, some people choose not to have insurance, so what would they do?
check with thomson, if youre not insured o on money supermarket and book yoyre own, bout £8 single trip for a week.
And you will need your european health card, ours came in handy in majorca and we used the local hospital free of charge

ohsolonely Mon 06-Jun-11 19:48:24

I paid £12 at the time of booking. She offered it to me at £20 odd to start with & initiallyI refused, she lept offewring it to me at a cheaper price and I ended up paying £12 because to be honest am so maxed out with stuff atm I just could not be arsed to shop around.

£12 for a week seems a fair price to me and although I probably could have got it cheaper I dont feel ripped off.

The insurance is on my holiday breakdown so I should be covered but best to call them tomorrow and check.

I have my Ehic card so thats one thing.

Putthatbookdown Tue 07-Jun-11 07:41:24

You know it is still handy to have private med insurance even with your European card - we were v glad we did once as it covers repatriation costs and we were v sick. These things are thankfully rare but boy were we glad we had it- always take it now_probably never happen again of course

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