Brits reluctant to go without summer holiday
26 January 2009 08:42
More than a third of British holidaymakers are set not to forfeit their time in the sun this summer no matter how severe the impact of the credit crunch, a new survey has determined.
The poll of 1,007 people by the BBC found that holidaymakers in Scotland were the most determined to take their annual holiday with those in the Midlands the most likely to go without and save the money instead.
In terms of age, those aged between 18 and 24 were the most reluctant to forgo their annual break.
Travellers who are determined to take a holiday despite the credit crunch are advised not to go without travel insurance as this could prove valuable cover if a flight is cancelled or any belongings are lost or damaged.
Also, 47 per cent of those surveyed said that the high euro would have no bearing on the destination in which they enjoyed their summer, with Spain still the most popular destination, according to the Association of British Travel Agents.
Over three quarters of holidaymakers are set to buy annual travel insurance in the next year, new research from American Express Insurance Services has stated.