A travel insurance company is celebrating its 25th birthday.

Feering-based company Direct-Travel Insurance has insured millions of holidaymakers since its inception in 1993.

The company was one of the first to offer travel cover online around 18 years ago, with 70 per cent of its business now done online.

CEO Christian Young and managing director Andy Taylor are the founding directors of BrokerSure, which acquired Direct-Travel Insurance in 2015.

Mr Young said: “We have continued to expand to support the ever-increasing wishes of our customers to travel far and wide regularly, irrespective of age and medical conditions.

“It’s unbelievable but still there are many people, young and older, who journey without travel insurance.

“Even in Europe, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) does not fully protect travellers.

“If you broke your leg on a day trip to Paris that would still result in thousands of pounds to get you flown home.”

Mr Taylor has been part of the team which brings a more personal and direct approach to customers, with an easy to use website and welcoming contact centre.

He said: “Direct-Travel Insurance has evolved to provide a breadth of cover allowing peace of mind for customers up to 100 years old, and those who have existing sensitive and serious medical conditions.”