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Holiday-makers urged to consider travel insurance

29 April 2009 06:32

Holiday-makers urged to consider travel insurance

Brits should take into account the cost of travel insurance when deciding whether to holiday within or outside the Eurozone this year.

That is according to, which has disclosed that countries such as Turkey and Croatia are not part of the European currency union so have a lower cost of living, however, premiums will be higher on travel cover to these destinations.

This follows research conducted by the market research company Mintel, which disclosed that consumers are still considering travelling overseas, despite the effects of the recession.

Debating the benefits of European or international travel, the consumer website said: "The current economic climate has certainly had an effect on where and when we are likely to travel in 2009, with a weak pound and an extremely competitive travel insurance market to consider."

Earlier this month, ABTA - The Travel Association claimed that British consumers are continuing to take holidays in Spain and Greece, despite the unfavourable exchange rates between the euro and the pound.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19135932-ADNFCR

Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:

At World First we do not charge any extra for insurance when holidaying in Turkey or Croatia. In fact, our European rating area includes many destinations that are outside the Eurozone, but rated with premiums the same as France, Spain and Portugal.