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Brits passing on holiday insurance for domestic travel

07 March 2009 16:17

Brits passing on holiday insurance for domestic travel

More than 80 per cent of holidaymakers staying in the UK are taking trips without any travel insurance cover.

With the number of domestic holidays expected to rise this year, World First Travel Insurance has advised travellers staying local that cover can still be of immense benefit.

People taking a UK holiday should at least ensure that they have holiday cancellation insurance cover, to ensure they are not left out of pocket if unforeseen circumstances arise.

Martin Rothwell, World First's managing partner, reiterated the importance of travel insurance for holidaymakers, wherever they are travelling.

"At a time when all of us are watching what we spend, financial protection is more important than ever before," he said.

Mr Rothwell also explained that accidents on domestic holidays could still come with major cost implications, revealing, for example, that long-distance ambulance rides are not covered by the NHS.

Last month, the National Caravan Council predicted that outdoor holidays in the UK will rise by as much as 50 per cent this year.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19056782-ADNFCR