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Holiday insurance important for adventurous Brits

16 March 2009 07:55

Holiday insurance important for adventurous Brits

With British travellers becoming more adventurous with their choices of overseas destinations during the recession, travel insurance has become even more important.

According to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), holidaymakers are showing a "more adventurous spirit" and booking long-haul trips to places such as Thailand and South Africa.

Speaking at Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, ABTA's corporate marketing manager, Steve Barnes said that travellers are now being offered a greater selection of destinations when it comes to booking a package.

"Places like Bhutan and Mongolia. Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are becoming more popular now," he said.

Despite the growing interest in far-flung locales, Mr Barnes pointed out that Spain remains Britain's favourite holiday destination, attracting more than 12 million holidaymakers from the UK every year.

A report by Kuoni revealed in January that the Maldives was the top-selling long-haul destination in 2008, followed by Thailand and Egypt.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19066095-ADNFCR