However, to qualify for free travel insurance, customers must book their holiday through the Barclaycard Travel Service. Although the facility does provide a 5% discount off the prices from over 120 participating operators, including Kuoni, Virgin Holidays, Thomas Cook, P&O Cruises and British Airways Holidays.
In addition, there is no 2% credit card surcharge applied to holidays booked via the travel service and paid for with a Barclaycard.
Promoting the new deal, Barclaycard Consumer Affairs director Mark Gonnella said: "Barclaycard holders can save hundreds of pounds with the introduction of free travel insurance and with the discounts available from the Barclaycard Travel Service. Barclaycard also provide a free emergency card replacement and cash advance service, so cardholders know they can travel in confidence".