Insurance broker Wrightsure has launched a coronavirus COVID-19-specific travel insurance for coach tour operators. It covers COVID-19-related cancellations and other medical expenses for passengers and it is part of the existing Wrightsure Holiday Travel Insurance offering.

The new product has been designed for coach tour operators that are looking to offer clients additional reassurance and encourage them back to the industry. Protection is provided should a customer contract coronavirus COVID-19 either before their scheduled departure date and be unable to travel, or while they are on holiday and need to self-isolate or return home early.

Operators purchase the cover from Wrightsure and sell it to their customers. That potentially creates a new revenue stream, the broker says.

Adds Wrightsure Business Development Director Andrew Day: “Although coach tours are now starting to operate again, a full return to anything like normality will require consumers to have the confidence to travel. This new, ground-breaking insurance cover gives our coach operator clients the opportunity to offer their customers that necessary extra peace of mind.

“I’m really pleased to be able to add this new product to our existing range of specialist insurance products and services. Over the last 10 years Wrightsure has established itself as a provider of insurance to the coach holiday market, offering the widest range of product lines.

“That relationship with coach operators across the UK has meant that we’ve been able to design this new product knowing that it’s exactly what they need.”

Operators that wish to find out more should email Mr Day or call him on 07740 107942.