Brits refuse to go without summer holiday
26 January 2009 09:11
Many Brits refuse to back down on their annual summer holiday despite the impact the credit crunch is having on their finances, it has been stated.
Francis Tuke, a spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents, said: "We know from previous recessions and difficult times that holidays are the last things that people are prepared to give up.
"Nowadays, with the huge range of choices when it comes to holidays, people can pick ones that will suit their pocket."
However, if Brits are looking for ways to cut costs when going on a holiday they should be advised that failing to take out travel insurance is not the way to do so.
Holidaymakers looking to save money could do so by purchasing travel insurance separately from a holiday package.
Moneysupermarket has said that some travel agents automatically add a travel insurance policy to package deals which increases a holiday cost and sometimes the policies provided offer inappropriate cover.
According to a poll of 2,000 people by American Express Travellers Cheques, 80 per cent of Britons are unwilling to go without their summer break.