Holiday cost-cutting Brits shouldn't sacrifice travel insurance
16 March 2009 10:47
People may be cutting back on the length of their holidays because of the recession, but they are not giving up on their trips away, it has been claimed. With Brits still eager to travel abroad, it is important to remember that holiday insurance is vital, even if money is tight. According to flights and hotels booking website lastminute.com, people can save money on their holidays by travelling during school term time, when demand is greatly reduced. Mark Bower, lifestyle sales director of the website, suggested that booking flights at the last minute can also save people plenty of cash. "People are essentially not going to give up on their holiday," he said. "What they might do is look at potentially cutting back on the amount of time they go away. So looking at a two-week holiday, more people are looking at one week holidays." Recently, lastminute.com predicted that short breaks will become much more popular in 2009, with 31 per cent planning for a long weekend in the city compared with just 23 per cent who expect to take a traditional summer break.