Travel insurance: Brits opting for 'more short breaks'

Thursday, 31 July 2008

People in the UK are opting to take shorter, more frequent holidays in order to avoid having to take large chunks of time off work, according to the Association of Independent Travel Operators (AITO).

Ian Bradley, a spokesman for the group, stated that activity holidays are a particularly popular type of short break, especially with a number of attractive European travel destinations to explore.

"You don't have to take three weeks off to do an adventure holiday or an activity holiday [and] you can do it pretty quickly as well, without taking too much time off work," he said.

Mr Bradley added that destinations such as Iceland, the Azures and Siberia have been particularly popular with British holidaymakers - many of whom may wish to check their travel insurance policies before they embark on an adventure.

According to Mintel, since 2003, activity holidays have outperformed the overall travel market. Such holidays are expected to account for around one in eight holidays taken by people in the UK every year.

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