Brits increasingly seeking domestic resorts
13 May 2009 15:08
The number of holiday-makers searching for accommodation in British seaside resorts is increasing; though this does not necessarily mean that travel insurance policies will decline in 2009.
www.hotels.co.uk has disclosed that online searches for resorts in Torquay have experienced 165 per cent growth year-on-year, while Newquay has witnessed an increase of 160 per cent.
In addition, Blackpool has risen in popularity by 140 per cent compared to 2008, Jersey by 120 per cent, Llandudno by 130 per cent and Bournemouth by 80 per cent.
These statistics reflect the growing popularity of domestic tourism, as the recession reduces the budget's of cash-strapped British consumers.
Travel insurance can still be relevant for domestic holidays as it provides cover for cancellations, personal accidents, legal expenses and travel delays.
Last month, World First Travel Insurance revealed that domestic holidays will increase by 30 per cent in 2009.