A quarter of Brits are planning to “get away from it all” this Christmas, but a third of those who are going abroad have said they do not plan to take out travel insurance, according to a new survey.
The research, conducted by comparison website Gocompare.com, found that 39 per cent of Christmas travellers say they are going on holiday to avoid spending the festive season with their relatives, while one in ten have chosen a Christmas break because it is less expensive than having a big Christmas at home.
While 37 per cent of travellers will set off for a cottage or hotel break in the UK, 54 per cent will travel abroad. Despite the recent big freeze and the disruption caused by strikes and airline or travel company failures, thirty per cent of those heading abroad do not plan to buy travel insurance to cover their festive holiday.
Jeremy Cryer, head of travel insurance for Gocompare.com, said: “A short break might look like an ideal solution to dodging dinner with the in-laws or a big family get together, but your Christmas escape could turn into an expensive disaster if you don’t have any travel insurance.”