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Consumers require 'flexible' travel insurance

28 April 2009 09:58

Consumers require 'flexible' travel insurance

Holiday-makers are beginning to enjoy flexible breaks that require travel insurance for periods beyond the traditional seven or 14-nights away.

That is according to research conducted by the accommodation provider Artemis Travel , which revealed that 35 per cent of travellers are booking holidays that are for "odd" durations, Travel Mole has reported.

The company introduced a scheme earlier this year in an attempt to exploit this trend and now offers consumers the choice of staying at a destination for between three and 17 nights.

Nigel Harris, chief executive of Artemis Travel, suggested that the current economic climate is the cause of this change in travel patterns.

He told the industry website: "Our forward bookings have shown a marked variation in length of stay … in the current climate … people are perhaps wary of taking a full fortnight off work."

Last month, Sophie Butler, a travel expert writing for the Telegraph, suggested that single trip or annual travel insurance can be purchased for cheaper online.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19138272-ADNFCR