Holidays are a 'non-negotiable thing'

26 January 2009 08:51

Holidays are a 'non-negotiable thing'

Many people are still taking holidays despite the financial strain bought on by the credit crunch, it has been stated.

Tom Hall, travel editor of travel book publishers Lonely Planet, has said that "people see holidays as a non-negotiable thing" and something they refuse to go without.

He added people are specifically keen to take holidays that have already been booked while the market for booking a last-minute deal is strong, with people looking for a last gasp bargain.

Holidaymakers are advised not to avoid taking out travel insurance to reduce the cost of their trip as this could prove invaluable if a flight is cancelled or and baggage is lost or stolen.

One thing that is unclear at the moment, according to Mr Hall, is the types of holiday a person may go without.

He said: "The question is whether they are going to cut back on those additional trips, in addition to your main holiday, are you going to cut back on one of your short breaks? ...That's a question that we don’t really know the answer to at the moment."

According to the British Insurance Brokers' Association, many couples are also choosing to go away to get married because they have no faith in the British weather.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18730654-ADNFCR

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