Holidaymakers target break outside Europe
26 January 2009 10:01
Holidaymakers are making plans to avoid travelling to Europe for their breaks because of the strong Euro, according to a new study from moneysupermarket.com.
Instead some Brits are targeting destinations outside of Europe for their getaway while others are considering cancelling their summer vacation altogether this year.
A poll from the company found that 29 per cent of Brits may choose to break outside of Europe this year, 17 per cent are considering staying at home, while the same again would not have chosen to holiday in Europe if they would have known the pound would weaken against the Euro.
"Holidaymakers are weighing up their options between a more expensive flight to a long-haul destination or a short hop across the channel and paying through the nose when you get there," said moneysupermarket.com's head of research Peter Gerrard.
However he added the differences in travel insurance for breaks either inside or outside Europe are minimal if a stand alone policy is purchased.
Family holiday insurance for a European break will cost around £14 while outside Europe will be about double, he concluded.
Sophie Butler wrote in the Times earlier this month that holidaymakers should consider Bulgaria if they are seeking a cheaper holiday destination.