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Brits should 'do their homework' before they book a trip

27 January 2009 07:39

Brits should 'do their homework' before they book a trip

People who are looking to organise a trip this year need to make sure that they don't book anything on impulse just because it is cheap.

That is according to esure, which has also warned holidaymakers that they should take out travel insurance as soon as they know they are going away in the event that something goes wrong.

esure stressed that this is particularly important as the heads into recession because the likelihood of being made redundant has increased for many.

Mike Pickard, head of travel insurance at the firm, warned those who are thinking of going away that they should check all the various essentials before making a booking such as the validity of passports.

He explained: "Checking out the weather, making sure passports are valid, ensuring that visas are obtained if required, and not forgetting to take out insurance at the booking stage in case personal circumstances change between booking that bargain holiday and actually going on it in summer, are all crucial."

According to a survey published by Aldi Travel this month, over 80 per cent of those questioned think that a decent holiday is very important for their wellbeing. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18977953-ADNFCR