Free travel cover: too good to be true?

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Despite pressure on household budgets, a quarter of people feel that taking at least one holiday a year is an essential expense, according to figures from Mintel; with many willing to make cutbacks in other areas to fund their annual getaway.

This makes finding the best value essential travel expenses like insurance more important than ever, and there's a new addition to the market that offers it for free.