Brits travelling 'closer to home'
29 April 2009 06:47
British consumers are increasingly travelling to European destinations closer to home, reducing the overall cost of their travel insurance.
That is according to the travel website Expedia.co.uk, which has revealed that seven out of the top ten destinations on its Travel Hotspots Barometer are occupied by destinations under a three-hour flight away.
In March, the Channel Islands topped the travel firm's chart, with Edinburgh, London, Krakow and Dubai all making the top ten.
Jonathan Cudworth, head of product marketing at Expedia.co.uk, explained that these locations deliver "short-haul budget breaks", which necessitate travel insurance.
He said: "While holidays are still incredibly important to travellers, people are becoming increasingly savvy and are willing to make sacrifices to still be able to take a break in 2009."
Similar results were found by On the Beach in a survey carried out last week, which disclosed that travellers are cutting down the costs of their holidays by any means necessary.