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Travellers 'compromising on holiday type and destination'

26 January 2009 09:05

Travellers 'compromising on holiday type and destination'

Rather than give up their holiday altogether in the current financial climate, travellers are compromising on the destination they are visiting or the type of holiday they go on, it has been stated.

Ross Elder, managing director of home rental website, believes people are too committed to going on an annual holiday to just give it up, but they are prepared to look at it in a different way.

He said: "I think what they're more likely to do is look at how they can holiday in a different way. So, perhaps look at a different destination.

"What we'll see instead is an accelerated increase in people going into self-catering, because it is the cheaper alternative to hotels."

However, holidaymakers should not forget that travel insurance is still a wise purchase for any sort of holiday as accidents are always liable to happen.

And those that do take out travel insurance have been advised by the Irish Independent not to leave it until an accident occurs before taking a closer inspection of what the insurance actually covers them for.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18666687-ADNFCR