Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
14 August 2012 11:08
A poll has revealed valuables are often left unattended on the beach
Laid-back holidaymakers forget about security when they hit the beach or pool, a survey has found, leaving hundreds of pounds worth of valuables in their unattended bags.
More than a fifth of British tourists admit taking an 'ostrich' approach to security, leaving their valuables under a towel or sunbed on the sand while they go for a dip, making the prospect of having to make a
travel insurance claim more likely.
Digital cameras, cash, mobile phones, watches and, most worryingly passports, are carried round in beach bags instead of being left secure in a hotel safe, the research by Censuswide found.
It discovered more than 50% of British holidaymakers drop their guard by taking money to the beach or pool with 40% keeping their camera with them and 46% unable to be separated from their mobile phone. The average value of beach bag contents was said to be several hundred pounds.
More than a third of tourists said they don't trust hotel safes and although almost one in 10 have had something stolen while they've been at the beach or pool only 20% said they'd use a locker.
24 March 2017
People who drink moderately are less likely to suffer a heart attack, according to a new study.
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
14 March 2017
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
11 March 2017
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.
08 March 2017
Strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATCs) are leading to delays and cancellations across the UK.
10 March 2017
Waiting times for kidney transplant patients have fallen significantly, health officials have said.