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'Rushed' holidaymakers 'keep checking' travel insurance

26 January 2009 11:25

'Rushed' holidaymakers 'keep checking' travel insurance

British air travellers find that using airports and planes to travel leaves them feeling "rushed, stressed and worried", according to a new poll.

And four out of ten of the 1,000 people in the Holiday Extras study admitted that they checked their travel documents – including tickets, passports and travel insurance details – up to four times before travelling.

For women this habit is even more pronounced, with 27 per cent admitting they checked their documents five times or more.

The biggest fear for many was missing a flight (37 per cent), while this figure rose to 44 per cent for those aged 55 to 64.

The company's web and marketing director Matthew Pack told TravelMole: "Overseas holidays may be fun, but clearly getting there is a nightmare for most of us.

"However, there's plenty that even the most anxious of travellers can do to get their holiday off to a relaxing start."

He said that an early start and a good breakfast, along with taking well-planned routes to the airport is key.