Short holiday breaks on the rise for UK travelers


UK travelers are still taking their annual main holiday, but they are also booking more short overseas breaks – 20 percent more in the past year. With overseas short breaks on the increase for UK holidaymakers, travelers are being reminded of the importance of securing adequate travel insurance, even for short trips.

The research revealed that the driving force behind most UK holidaymakers’ short breaks is the desire to experience something new, with 72 percent of travelers saying they like to visit destinations they’ve never been to before. When choosing a shorter holiday abroad, UK holidaymakers also look for destinations with good cultural attractions and good beaches and coastlines.

Short-break holidaymakers should check any existing travel insurance policies to ensure that their chosen destinations are covered, as some countries may require additional worldwide travel insurance cover.