With the exchange rate suffering due to the recession, many Brits are opting to stay in the UK for their annual break this year. The holidays may be closer to home, but there’s usually still a hard slog on the motorways involved, so insurers are warning drivers to review their car insurance cover before heading off to relax.
Recent reports have shown that it’s imperative that drivers keep their vehicles in tiptop condition with regular services and repairs, but even with the best preparation things can still go wrong - and not just on the way there. Axa Insurance has revealed that 46% of us in the UK are staying put for our summer holidays this year - and it’s easy to forget that unfortunate incidents such a loss of baggage, and cancellation can still crop up, wherever the destination.
“Even if you’re only flying up to Scotland or taking a beach holiday in Cornwall, having travel insurance can provide security and assistance.” Alison Patrick, head of Axa travel warned.
Research by the insurance company found that claims for curtailment of a holiday (in relation to UK breaks only) costs on average £399, cancellation stands at £396 and claims for lost or damaged property average at £183.