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Brits opting for mini-breaks

26 January 2009 10:53

Brits opting for mini-breaks

More and more Brits are opting for mini-breaks according to a survey released yesterday.

Researchers at Halifax say that more than 3.7 million of us jetted off on a short break last year – covering a massive 5.5 billion miles between us.

This year, the number of people leaving the UK for a mini-break is expected to increase yet further, with 35 per cent more short trips expected to be booked than in 2007.

Halifax's Paul Birkhead said: "Better airline quality, the lure of winter sun, favourable exchange rates and cheaper longhaul flights have created a boom in demand."

Those travelling abroad for long weekends are advised that getting adequate travel insurance is just as important as if they were jetting off for and extended break.

Mr Birkhead added: "Holidaymakers should not risk travelling without adequate insurance just because they are taking a short break.

"Things can go wrong whether you are taking a break for two days or two weeks. Travel insurance will cover you for the unexpected, making it vital that everyone has it."ADNFCR-1320-ID-18501651-ADNFCR