Holiday Hiccups

As with most special events, holidays require adequate planning and budget reviewing to ensure that you, your family and friends get the most out of your trip. Be it a national adventure trip or overseas getaway, the Internet has been a handy tool when planning those special events, but are you checking travel insurance too? has made use of the opportunity the online world offers by providing travellers an online quote comparison service for buying travel insurance. Carl Louw, Executive Head of Marketing at says, “We have had consumers requesting quotes that protect them from:


  • Cancellation on the airline's part due to a strike, riot or civil commotion              
  • Curtailment (cancelling a leg of your trip)
  • Loss/theft of travel documents                                                                                     
  • Theft of luggage
  • Personal liability                                            
  • Medical expenses abroad when you are in an accident
  • Legal expenses in case something happens.” provides you with the benefit of viewing the prices and features of different travel insurance policies on the website, to ensure that you have the right cover for your holiday. Some policies even offer cover for interruption and inconvenience. *** Now you can adequately plan and truly relax on your holiday without having to worry about these glitches. Invest in travel insurance by comparing costs and benefits from a range of insurers on



The information provided in this document is not, and does not constitute or intend to constitute financial advice or any Intermediary service as referred to in the FAIS Act.



Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by choosing from a range of financial products including car insurance, home insurance and even cheap flights, from some of SA’s leading brands. Recent independent research commissioned by revealed that 89%* of consumers saved money when buying or switching insurance providers through the website. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than price of the product being compared. 


*Average savings amount based on 2013 research by Kaufman Levin Associates – Risk Profile Dependent.

***Based on quote comparison results on

Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357)

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