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Travel insurance can compensate for cancellations

28 April 2009 06:21

Travel insurance can compensate for cancellations

British consumers are cancelling their holiday plans as the recession tightens its grip on the country, though those with travel insurance could claim some of their money back.

That is according to an online poll conducted by, which discovered that half of those questioned had either cancelled or planned to cancel their trips abroad this year.

These findings add to the results of a poll carried out by VisitEngland published in March, which discovered that 90 per cent of the British population are reducing their travel budgets.

Bob Atkinson, spokesman for, explained some of the motivations behind this trend.

He said: "There's an enormous amount of people who have been affected by the economic downturn in the UK [while] things are also a lot more expensive this year."

Earlier this month, Ed Perkins, writing for suggested that consumers should take out trip cancellation cover with their insurance holiday policies.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19140676-ADNFCR