Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
30 April 2013 11:53
Cancer Research UK said 10% of people do not protect themselves so they can bronze themselves
Research has suggested that a tenth of Britons don't bother using sunscreen when on holiday in an effort to get a tan.
A poll commissioned by Cancer Research UK and Nivea Sun found 87% (nearly nine out of 10 people) are aware of the need to protect their skin in the sun and that too much exposure is the main cause of skin cancer.
However, some are still failing to protect themselves, according to the poll of 4,100 UK adults from YouGov.
The survey aimed at promoting sun safety also discovered only 65% of participants intend to use sunscreen of factor 15 or above and only just over a third indicate they always spend time in the shade when holidaying in sunnier climes. The findings underline the importance of taking out
medical travel insurance before jetting off.
Cancer Research UK senior health information officer Yinka Ebo said: "Whether home or abroad, when the sun is strong, it's important to use a combination of shade, clothing and at least SPF 15 sunscreen to protect yourself and your family."
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.