Get travel insurance at the airport while you grab your duty free

May 30, 2013

Forgotten to pack something? Well if it was travel insurance, Budget Direct has just solved the problem for you.

The low cost insurance provider is offering holiday makers the chance to buy their insurance while they wait at the airport to catch their plane.

All they’ll need is a smart phone with internet access and the traveller can log on, purchase their insurance via the mobile phone ready site, and they’re set, without having to pay for cancellation coverage they are less likely to need once they are at the airport ready to leave Australia.

“Here at Budget Direct we saw that many Australians bought their travel insurance in the few days prior to their departure, so we came up with a product to suit their needs,” says Budget Direct’s Antony Dunstan.

Budget Direct Travel Insurance figures show over 40% of travellers (41%) buy their travel insurance in the week prior to departure, with over 25% of Aussies buying their insurance in the three days before they leave.

“From our figures it clearly shows for many Aussies, travel insurance is a last minute holiday decision, and we wanted to make sure we could provide appropriate cover for those people,” says Mr Dunstan.

What’s more Budget Direct’s Last Minute Travel Insurance can be a money saver. As cancellation cover is not provided, the policy comes at a cheaper price.

For more on Budget Direct Last Minute Travel Insurance, go to or to check out the new Budget Direct product on your mobile punch in

For further information or interviews please contact Jonathan Kerr, Director, Marketing & Digital, Budget Direct (Auto & General) at 07 3377 8801 or

Budget Direct was established as an insurance provider in Australia in 2000.  It is part of the international BHL Group of companies headquartered in the British Isles. The group provides more than 6.8 million policies to insurance customers and administers $2 billion in premiums annually. Budget Direct offers Motor, Home & Contents, Health, Life and Travel Insurance as well as Roadside Assistance.