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Tourists unaware of hurricane season

26 January 2009 09:57

Tourists unaware of hurricane season

Holidaymakers that have booked a holiday in the USA during June could be greeted by a hurricane rather than sunshine, according to research by travel insurance firm esure.

June is often seen as the start of the hurricane season by most of the country, however 79 per cent of holiday bookers weren't aware of this, the research found.

Also 48 per cent claimed not to assess the possible weather conditions of their destination before they booked their holiday.

And despite these warnings, one in five fail to take out any travel insurance to cover them on their trip.

Jacky Brown, head of travel insurance at esure, said that although many people love to jump on the bandwagon of a last minute bargain bucket that looks good from the outset, come holiday time these same people may become caught out.

She added that travellers attending these destinations should make sure they take out travel insurance in case their flight is cancelled because of extreme weather.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18615480-ADNFCR