It is that time of the year again, where summer vacation plans are being formed and the decision whether or not to purchase travel insurance and which type is again on the table.
The new way to search for just about anything is quote engines. Enter your data and the rate from the insurance company most suitable for your specific destination, age bracket and sometimes activities surrounding your trip is going to win the bid on providing you with the best quote possible.
In the UK
According to The Mirror, the Best Travel Insurance Provider is the Post Office.
When it comes to medical insurance, the premiums vary widely as seen here from The Guardian:
The ITIJ Industry Awards
ITIJ Awards 2013The 2014 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards were held at the Molino Stucky hotel in Venice, Italy, on 13 November. The glittering awards ceremony – now in its 12th year – honours those companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the global travel and health insurance industry over the past year.
So where should YOU go to purchase travel insurance?
The live crabs at Korea Foods supermarket, New Malden, south west London. See South West copy SWCRABS: A Korean speciality supermarket has come under fire for selling live crabs ñ in CLING FILM. Korea Foods have been blasted by shoppers and animal charities for wrapping the live crustaceans in polystyrene and plastic packaging and putting them in chiller cabinets alongside fillets of fish. The poor crabs, which are being sold for as little as £3.99, spend their final days on the shelves, unable to move because elastic bands hold their legs and claws together. The supermarket in New Malden, south west London, have vowed to keep selling the ëcruelí crabs, and said that English people are too SENSITIVE.
A Korean supermarket in London has shocked shoppers by selling live crabs wrapped in plastic.
The shop has been criticised for packaging the crustaceans in polystyrene and cling film with elastic bands holding their legs and claws together.
The crabs are for sale at Korea Foods in New Malden, south-west London, and spend their final days in chiller cabinets alongside fish fillets.
Shopper Cheryl Willis said: ‘It’s like keeping a cow in a really small cage until you sell it to kill and eat it. If they’re going to sell it and it’s still alive it should be in an open space.’
A staff member said: ‘Some English people might be sensitive… We try to sell the crabs fresh, that is our main concern.’
According to the Huffington Post:
“Second, Columbus wasn’t a hero. When he set foot on that sandy beach in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492, Columbus discovered that the islands were inhabited by friendly, peaceful people called the Lucayans, Taínos and Arawaks. Writing in his diary, Columbus said they were a handsome, smart and kind people. He noted that the gentle Arawaks were remarkable for their hospitality. “They offered to share with anyone and when you ask for something, they never say no,” he said. The Arawaks had no weapons; their society had neither criminals, prisons nor prisoners. They were so kind-hearted that Columbus noted in his diary that on the day the Santa Maria was shipwrecked, the Arawaks labored for hours to save his crew and cargo. The native people were so honest that not one thing was missing.
Columbus was so impressed with the hard work of these gentle islanders, that he immediately seized their land for Spain and enslaved them to work in his brutal gold mines. Within only two years, 125,000 (half of the population) of the original natives on the island were dead.”