Travel insurance: Cruising 'a hit in the recession'

Monday, 01 June 2009

Holidaymakers may be more likely to book travel insurance for a trip on the ocean waves as a result of the recession, if the comments of one industry body are anything to go by.

The Passenger Shipping Association said cruising has an advantage over other trips in the current economic climate because it is all-inclusive.

It explained this helps people to budget because they are paying for everything up front.

Director William Gibbons stated: "If you take a two week cruise, you have paid for all your meals."

He added holidays on ships had become more mainstream over the past 15 years.

Mr Gibbons claimed it was no longer the case that people who book such trips are retirees or couples celebrating a big occasion like their 25th wedding anniversary.

People who are trying to stick to a tight budget at the moment may find searching for cheap travel insurance can help them keep their holiday costs down.

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