Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
12 January 2012 09:52
The avalanche caused problems for Britons on skiing holidays
British tourists were among those who found themselves stuck in a Swiss resort after an unexpected avalanche.
The holidaymakers were trapped in the popular ski resort of Zermatt after snow blocked train tracks and roads, preventing travel in or out of the area.
Briton Belinda Hadden, 53, said: "We missed our flight home to London so I went to the train station and was told there was no way I was getting out. There are worse places to be trapped, but it was a bit worrying that we were properly stuck."
The avalanche followed levels of snowfall not seen in the area for more than a decade, with more than a metre falling in just one day, according to eyewitnesses.
Unforeseen events and unusual weather conditions can lead to holidaymakers having to quickly change their arrangements - before travelling abroad it's important to make sure you are protected with the correct
A spokesperson for the Ski Club of Great Britain said authorities had aimed to clear the road into the resort by late on Friday, January 6.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.