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Travel insurance only one way to save

29 June 2009 19:47

Travel insurance only one way to save

Shopping around for cheap travel insurance is only one way in which British holidaymakers can save money.

A Virgin Money feature published on the Guardian website advises Brits to not only shop around for the best deal on travel insurance, but also for the cheapest flights, car hire and accommodation.

However, the article warns that the cheapest travel insurance is not always the best and that consumers need to ensure the policy they choose offers adequate protection.

An annual travel insurance policy is suggested for holidaymakers planning more than one trip over the course of the year.

Many budget-conscious Britons are foregoing holidays abroad this year and are instead opting for 'staycations', a recent survey by Travelodge suggested.

A survey of 3,000 people suggested more people plan to holiday in the UK, with 32 per cent of respondents saying they would not need their passports this year.

Paul Harvey, Travelodge property director, said: "It is also clear that people are looking to have an affordable break, cutting back on how much they are looking to spend when compared to the summer of 2008."

The top UK holiday destination was Cornwall, followed by the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.