All Policies Include Coronavirus Cover

Coronavirus FAQs

Questions about cover for coronavirus? Read our FAQs and find out what our policies can do for you. If you would like to contact us, please note we are currently only available 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday due to reduced operational capacity. Thank you.

Press area

Welcome to the World First Travel Insurance press area. We've developed this area to provide journalists, freelance writers and media contacts with a one stop shop for company and travel insurance industry information.

Here you will find copies of all of our recent press releases, customer case studies, images and fact files. We will also be uploading video content. All resources in the press area are available to view, download and use in any editorial features, news articles or research.

You can contact us direct with specific requests, or sign up to be added to our mailing list for press releases.

Each year independent travel insurance specialist World First Travel Insurance insure more than 75,000 people with pre-existing medical conditions

Reassuring news for travellers with health issues

23 October 2012 17:23

Many travellers are anxious about or indeed consciously fail to declare pre-existing medical conditions to travel insurance companies.

Cost is always a consideration, however it is important to look at the whole package, not just the initial cost of the policy

Comparing travel insurance - what you need to know

For many travellers, organising travel insurance can be something of an afterthought. But finding a policy that suits you and your journey plans could be the most important travel decision you make.

Martin Rothwell, travel insurance specialist

Martin Rothwell, travel insurance specialist, tops independent South West business poll

Martin Rothwell, Managing Partner of specialist travel insurance company Rothwell and Towler, is thrilled to be independently recognised as a 'business leader of the future', featuring in South West Business Insider's Top 42 under 42.


More travel insurance options for people with pre-existing medical conditions

02 March 2012 15:28

Travel insurance specialists, World First Travel Insurance, has increased the boundaries for providing travel insurance cover for people with pre-existing medical conditions, meaning they can now offer quality travel insurance to more travellers with medical conditions than ever before.

Sharp, relevant media information about World First Travel Insurance now just a click away for journalists

02 March 2012 15:26

Travel insurance specialist, World First Travel Insurance, has launched a new press area on its company website to help journalists and researchers get the latest information on the company and travel industry events and trends.

Rothwell and Towler welcome new staff as business continues to grow

14 February 2012 13:27

Devon-based insurance specialist, Rothwell & Towler, has recently welcomed two new members of staff to its Exeter headquarters, increasing the customer service team in number to 14 people.

Don't forget to insure for UK residential course holidays

03 February 2012 11:29

Insurance specialists, Rothwell & Towler are reminding people to protect their UK residential course and learning holidays against cancellation and curtailment with specially designed residential course insurance, Cancelsure.

Budding travel writers share their travel world firsts

03 February 2012 11:27

Travel insurance specialist, World First Travel Insurance, has launched a new monthly writing competition for budding travel writers. The theme for the competition is first-time travel experiences - personal world firsts.

Most common ski accidents - what you need to know

03 February 2012 11:24

The most common ski and snowboarding accidents and what a good winter sports policy will include cover for.

Rothwell & Towler renew contract with PTI

27 January 2012 11:38

Independent insurance specialist, Rothwell & Towler, has renewed its contract with  for PTI Insurance Company Limited a fourth year.

Holiday insurance is not just for foreign travel

27 January 2012 11:37

People planning a UK holiday are reminded they can insure and protect their holiday in much the same way as any overseas trip with specialist travel insurance.

Know the facts for winter sports travel insurance

03 November 2011 09:51

People planning a winter sports holiday are being urged to ensure they have cover for all of the activities they plan to undertake whilst on holiday. A number of winter sport activities are not covered as standard in winter sports travel insurance policies which could leave travellers in difficulty if they need to make a claim.

Travel insurance - the easy to pack essential for Festival goers in 2012

07 October 2011 09:02

As dates are announced and tickets go on sale for the host of festivals across Europe in 2012, World First Travel Insurance urges festival goers to remember to get travel insurance as soon as they book their getaway.

Rothwell & Towler appoint Social Media Manager

07 October 2011 09:02

Independent insurance specialists, Rothwell & Towler have appointed Tristan Rothwell as Social Media Manager for the company’s leading brand, World First Travel Insurance.

Travel insurance til you're 100

14 October 2010 12:33

World First launch travel insurance that covers people aged up to and including 100.

Annual or Single Trip Travel Insurance Policy – what’s the deal?

12 October 2010 10:54

The first choice when buying a policy, should always be whether to opt for an annual multi trip policy, or a single trip policy. 

World First helping dreams come true

04 October 2010 06:58

World First Travel Insurance has teamed up with national independent charity, Dreams Come True

Having your baby on holiday – what you need to know

26 August 2010 10:20

Pregnancy and travel insurance. Having a baby on holiday and what you need to know.

The True cost of travel insurance

25 August 2010 12:02

Research your travel insurance carefully and make sure you shop around to get the very best policy before you travel

World First Travel Insurance celebrates business boom

02 August 2010 17:47

We're celebrating a business increase with the appointment of 4 new staff and are looking forwards to the future as the travel insurance specialists.

World First’s Five Steps to Summer Holiday Protection

19 July 2010 18:27

Our five step guide will give you a checklist of the dos and don’ts to consider when buying a travel insurance policy

Travellers spend longer researching their travel insurance quote than it takes to fly to Greece

14 July 2010 16:27

Travellers with specific insurance requests can spend more than six hours getting the right travel insurance quote.

Avoiding World Cup nightmares for travellers

04 June 2010 09:10

With just a week to go until South Africa welcomes football fans from around the world, travel insurance companies are urging travellers to make sure they have adequate travel insurance cover for their stay.

Questions to ask when buying travel insurance for medical problems

28 May 2010 08:31

World First has created a check list of six questions that travellers with pre-existing medical conditions must ask before buying their policy.

New Brand Heralds Socially Networked Age for Worldwide Travel Insurance Specialists, World First

28 May 2010 08:26

World First has today unveiled its new brand, encompassing a new logo and strap line

Silver Skiers take over the slopes. World First handles any bumps

28 May 2010 08:14

Travel insurance specialist World First has extended its ski and snowboard policies to cover skiers up to 79 years old

Buy Now, Ski Later - World First asks consumers to avoid false economies when buying travel insurance

28 May 2010 08:00

Research showing that consumers are refusing to compromise on their holidays in 2010

World First Travel Insurance extends winter sports cover for skiers with pre-existing medical conditions

28 May 2010 07:51

World First’s winter sports travel insurance offers full cover for most winter sports activities, from skiing and snowboarding off piste to tobogganing and cross country skiing

Why summer holiday protection means more than applying factor 50

28 May 2010 07:37

Holidays are precious and many of us are seeking travel insurance which will cover the widest range of situations.

World First Travel Insurance Checklist - Seven must dos when buying holiday insurance

27 May 2010 06:35

What to look for when buying travel insurance. Seven must do's from the travel insurance specialist.

Volcanic ash and your World First travel insurance policy

18 May 2010 12:33

Not all travel insurance is the same. We're proud that World First covers claims due to the volcanic ash crisis.

Selling travel insurance is no joke

31 March 2010 16:02

Travel agents can seel travel insurance and remain compliant with the FSA

Domestic holidaymakers do not buy travel insurance

02 March 2010 17:56

80% of domestic holidays will be uninsured this summer whilst domestic holiday traffic will increase by 30%

Gap Year Survival Guide from World First Travel Insurance

14 February 2010 15:59

Up to 49% of gap year travellers leave home without the right backpackers travel insurance cover

World First launches online medical screening for medical travel insurance

25 January 2010 17:53

From today, travellers with pre-existing medical conditions can buy insurance more quickly and easily by using an online medical screening tool.

Press enquiries

Martin Rothwell

Managing Director

Rothwell & Towler

Tristan Rothwell

Social Media

World First Travel Insurance