Travel insurance: Brits 'will not sacrifice overseas trips'

Saturday, 01 August 2009

The number of Brits purchasing travel insurance, packing a suitcase and jumping on a plane this autumn may not be too badly affected by the recession, if the comments of one holiday group are anything to go by.

According to Thomson and First Choice, people are unlikely to give up their breaks in the sun - regardless of the economic climate.

It made this comment in response to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers that suggested a high proportion of UK holidaymakers would probably sacrifice trips abroad this autumn.

Thomson and First Choice pointed out it had conducted its own survey late last year, which revealed 88 per cent of people would cut back on things like home improvement and eating out before foregoing overseas breaks.

A spokeswoman for the company stated: "Although we can't comment on behalf of the entire industry, from our perspective, customers indicate that they still want to go away."

Meanwhile, Brits looking to reduce the cost of this year's holiday may find they can secure cheap travel insurance online.

Written by Rebecca Mellor

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