Small brokers and intermediaries are being offered a free website by a new travel insurance company.

Essential Travel director Stuart Bensusan said his company targets brokers with an annual turnover of between £5000 and £50,000, at the "lower end" of the broker market.

Essential Travel provides a bespoke website for brokers at no cost and offers a variety of travel insurance products underwritten by Professional Travel Insurance (PTI).

"It is a solution for small intermediaries and brokers.

"It sends a message to larger companies that it is easy to look after small clients," he said.

"The website is secure and works from a template. It is tailored to each company and takes only 30 minutes to build the site.

"We are providing something brokers would normally have to pay for," said Bensusan.

He said the website would alleviate administrative costs and the brokers would "provide the traffic".

Bensusan has started a marketing campaign to promote the company he started five months ago.

He launched his first email campaign last week.