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Family holiday insurance mustn't be sacrificed for cheap getaways

09 March 2009 08:07

Family holiday insurance mustn't be sacrificed for cheap getaways

With one in six Brits choosing a holiday primarily because it is cheap, there is a danger that many will be inclined not to take out family travel insurance.

According to research from American Express, 16 per cent of holidaymakers are looking for a "cheap and cheerful" getaway this year.

As the British pound struggling against the euro, 13 per cent of planners expect to be taking a sojourn outside of the continent in order to make their funds stretch further.

The survey of holidaymakers also revealed that 11 per cent are looking to fit in some summer sun worship following the record chills that descended upon the UK this winter.

Commenting, Chris Rolland of American Express urged people to "take the time" to ensure that they have the right cover for their holiday needs.

"Although people are cutting down on the cost of their holidays this year, it is important that they don't make cut backs on the travel insurance," he said.

Recently, it was revealed by Journey Latin America that people are booking long-haul flights to Brazil up to nine months in advance - a span of time during which travel insurance can provide critical protection against cancellations.