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Budget holidays shouldn't put people off travel insurance

19 April 2009 16:55

Budget holidays shouldn't put people off travel insurance

New figures from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggest that there is a growing demand for budget domestic holidays at present, but this should not dissuade people from purchasing travel insurance.

According to the financial services company, the popularity of campsites and caravan parks has risen by 12 per cent this year - a factor which leads it to suggest that nearly a third of Brits (29 per cent) are now taking such holidays.

Responding to the new research, a trade body for Britain's tourism industry suggested that camping and holiday parks might be low-cost but they also provide good value for money.

That's the issue - it's not about staying in a wet, dreary field with no facilities, we're talking about highly developed products...most of these places have got entertainment on-site," explained Peter Hampson, director of the British Resorts & Destinations.

The PwC poll of 1,000 consumers, which was published on April 15th, also indicated that 31 per cent of people travelling over the recent Easter break opted to stay in a hotel, down from 35 per cent last year.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19125290-ADNFCR