Winter-warming prices for Scotland’s 50-plus holidaymakers

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Latitude – for travellers who don’t tick the standard boxes

Older travellers in Scotland need not pay over the odds for insurance and other travel extras when planning an overseas break this winter with

Latitude insurance is designed for travellers aged between 50 and 85 and those with pre-existing medical conditions. Launched earlier this year, Latitude’s single trip or annual policies also cover winter sports and cruising. The cover is very competitively-priced when compared to similar products on the market.

Holidaymakers of all ages flying from Aberdeen can also afford to treat themselves to a touch of seasonal luxury at the four-star Thistle hotel, where a double room with parking for eight days costs from just £89 a night.

In Edinburgh, travellers will enjoy festive cheer at the three-star Quality Hotel with eight days’ parking from only £85 for a double room.

Glasgow’s Normandy hotel is offering a double room with parking for eight days from a very jolly £54, ideal for the international airport. The hotel’s restaurant is renowned for its delicious menu and has been a finalist in the Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards for the last two years.

For Glasgow Prestwick airport, the three-star Manor Park Hotel offers a cosy double room and a hearty Scottish breakfast for £99, with eight days’ parking.

More experienced travellers will also appreciate the benefits of booking an airport lounge before their flight. offers Servisair lounges at Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports for £17.49 per person. The Sky Lounge is available at Glasgow International, costing £18 per person.

Andrea Clayton, Head of Insurance at, said: “When you get a bit older you generally have more time to enjoy some of the finer things in life, but there’s no reason why you should pay a premium. We created Latitude insurance especially for customers who don’t tick the standard boxes so that they can plan the holiday they really want. And the little extras that make a holiday something special don’t have to cost too much either.”

Travellers who want more information about Latitude should call 0800 171 000 or visit


Notes to editors

Airport hotel and parking prices subject to availability, searched on 14 November 2012 for departure date 21 December 2012.

Latitude Insurance specialises in travel insurance for people aged between 50 and 85. Benefits include medical expenses of up to £15 million, cancellation charges up to £5,000 and baggage claims up to £2,000.

Holiday Extras was named Best Insurance Provider at the 2012 Globe Travel Awards.

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