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British campers should obtain travel insurance

20 May 2009 15:04

British campers should obtain travel insurance

British consumers going on camping holidays this year should ensure that they have adequate travel insurance to cover any eventualities.

That is according to the provider LV=, which has urged holidaymakers who do not consider travel insurance necessary for domestic holidays to take out policies.

This follows research conducted by the company which revealed that 30 per cent of Brits are considering taking a camping or caravanning holiday in 2009, compared with just 17 per cent last year.

Emma Holyer, spokeswoman for LV=, explained that consumer travelling within the UK are less aware of the need to acquire insurance.

She said: "You tend to think you need it if you fall ill overseas but obviously, you have various belongings with you on holiday so you have to make sure you have travel insurance policy."

Earlier this month, the self-catering specialist Hoseasons highlighted a growing trend among British consumers, which has seen them develop a "growing appreciation" for holidaying domestically.