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No downturn in travel insurance sales

27 January 2009 08:00

No downturn in travel insurance sales

Consumers may be suffering through a winter of economic discontent but they were still just as likely to purchase travel insurance in December as they were in 2007, it has been revealed.

The latest travel insurance news from American Express suggested that the predicted fall in policy sales has not come to pass.

It suggested that the high number of policies taken out last month is a sign that Brits are still eager to take their winter holidays, despite any belt tightening that may be going on.

Chris Rolland, head of American Express, noted that there is a distinct lack of evidence suggesting that holidaymakers will be foregoing their winter breaks this year.

"Especially for those looking to take advantage of the particularly good skiing conditions predicted this season, it is important to check that you have winter sports cover on your travel insurance policy since this is often not included as standard," he added.

Despite the fact that the same number of people are taking out cover as last year, a recent survey from revealed that one in five skiers hit the slopes without winter sports travel insurance. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18972883-ADNFCR