Research reveals over half of UK holidaymakers would opt to holiday alone
According to research carried out by Leger Holidays, half of UK holidaymakers surveyed would to go on holiday alone, regardless of their relationship status. Post Office Travel Insurance recommends that all UK holidaymakers, whether travelling alone or in a group, make sure their trip is covered by a travel insurance policy.
The research also found that individual travellers opt for short-haul holidays, with 34 per cent staying in the UK and 42 per cent venturing to Europe. Regardless of how far a solo holidaymaker decides to travel, Post Office Travel Insurance reminds travellers it is essential to purchase a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy for cancellations, loss, theft or accidents.
Despite the research stating that UK holidaymakers are increasingly travelling alone it seems there’s a limit to how long they would like to spend travelling alone - 66 per cent of those who would travel alone would only do so for seven days or less. Travel insurance should be considered an essential holiday requirement for all travellers, even for short breaks. Post Office Travel Insurance reminds holidaymakers a single-trip travel insurance policy can provide in the case of delays or cancellations as well as sickness.
Female travellers were most cautious of holidaying alone, due to concerns about security and safety, according to data collected by the research. As well as taking safety precautions while holidaying solo, women holidaying alone may feel reassured by investing in travel insurance to help towards costs if unfortunate and unforeseen events occur.
Post Office Head of Travel Insurance Rachel Croft said: “Adequate travel insurance is crucial. If you’re not properly covered by a travel insurance policy and have a serious accident then you or your family could be left to pick up a colossal bill.”