Travel insurance: Britons book holidays 'based on World Cup games'

Tuesday, 06 June 2006

Almost half of Britons heading abroad this summer are likely to choose destinations where they can follow the action from the World Cup, claims a new study.

However, despite many die-hard fans researching resorts, accommodation and even flight times to make sure they don't miss a game, many are overlooking the importance of travel insurance.

In the latest survey by a leading UK travel insurance provider, some 81 per cent of Britons admitted they were likely to watch the World Cup during their summer holiday, with many choosing to go to the Canary Islands or Anglicised areas of Spain to tune in to the big games.

Britons are also expected to work up a real thirst with all that travelling and football watching, with fans from the UK expected to spend an average £312.73 per week on alcohol in pubs and bars.

Travel insurance experts are urging Brits who travel abroad to make sure they shop around to find the best deals on cheap travel insurance; utilising the internet is often considered the best way as holidaymakers can access a quick insurance quote online.

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