Travel insurance customers 'going further for holiday bargains'
28 May 2009 08:00
A holiday expert has suggested travel insurance customers are going to faraway destinations in an attempt to get more bang for their proverbial buck.
Expedia.co.uk head of product Jonathan Cudworth said Brits are spending more on getting to destinations that are likely to be cheaper when they arrive.
"We've also seen more customers going much further abroad to places like Dubai down to Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand," he said.
Expedia reported earlier this month that six in ten Brits will take their full holiday entitlement this year.
A survey by the travel operator found 45 per cent of people feel rejuvenated, while 29 per cent report being more productive at work after a break.
It also said 22 per cent of holiday makers have had to cancel a holiday due to work commitments.
Some travel insurance policies will pay out for cancellations under certain circumstances.
Meanwhile, recent figures from lastminute.com showed a ten per cent rise in domestic bookings in the past year.