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The people behind the travel insurance policies

World First is part of Rothwell & Towler, an insurance group that was set up to provide specialist holiday and worldwide travel insurance cover in 1973. Since then we have grown a great deal (and changed a little along the way) but without ever losing sight of the fact that we are a family business that believes in providing the best travel insurance quotes and cover, good advice and a friendly, personal service.

A well travelled team

Today Martin Rothwell, the founder's son, continues to run World First as a family travel insurance business and employs a team of specialists who love to travel. Many of them have done a lot of travelling themselves and know what it means to be properly protected when you're out in the outback or out on a limb in Lima. As a result they are more motivated by making sure you make the most of your trip away than call volume or commission.

What makes us the worldwide travel insurance specialists?

At World First we concentrate on just one thing – offering the most comprehensive range of policies on the market. It means we are able to offer the very best travel insurance and can concentrate on making sure that you get the right cover for your business trip, worldwide adventure or annual holiday.

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Getting the right holiday cover

All travel insurance is the same, right? Wrong! Because we are specialists we are able to offer cover where your run of the mill policy might fail. This includes backpacker travel insurance for gap year holidays, business travel, safaris, golfing holidays and cruises as well as ski travel insurance that covers all skiing, snowboarding and winter sports holidays. And if you want to go bungee jumping, scuba diving or surfing we can tailor a package that is right for you too.

So if you intend to hit the slopes, the surf or the Inca trail, we'll be right there with you. Every step, slip and slide of the way. Get a sports travel insurance quote and buy instant cover now.

Getting exceptional cover

Because we only do travel insurance we can arrange great value cover for people over 65 and medical travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. If you need it you can even get instant cover online for conditions such as angina, asthma, blood disorders, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), heart conditions, HIV, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, thyroid problems or if you have had a stroke and even cancer travel insurance. Of course, if you'd rather, you can always discuss your cover with our in-house medical screening team who will be able to advise you and arrange instant cover there and then over the phone.

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Travel in confidence. We're fully accredited.

You should never have to worry about whether you can trust your travel insurer – especially when there's a holiday to look forward to. Our industry accreditations are proof that when you travel with World First, you can travel in confidence.

We'll be there when you need us. It's as simple as that.

The Association of Travel Insurance Intermediaries

ATII's aim is to improve customer satisfaction in the travel insurance industry. Members like us need to uphold high levels of financial and professional responsibility, not to mention customer care. We're pleased to be part of it.

British Insurance Brokers' Association

BIBA is the UK's leading insurance organisation. They regulate performance and provide business advice, support and guidance to their members. It gives us the chance to drive higher and higher standards in the insurance industry.

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