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Coronavirus: Spike in UK ski holidays as Britons avoid Alps for Scotland & Lake District

Coronavirus: Spike in UK ski holidays as Britons avoid Alps for Scotland & Lake District 1

Nick Wyatt, head of research at data analytics GlobalData, said: “Because airlines have cancelled their flights, many people wanting to go skiing are considering looking at staying in the UK.”

He added that staycations are more likely to make travellers feel more comfortable “as they are familiar with the location.”

British holidaymakers who opt for staycations may think travel insurance isn’t necessary. However, experts have said it is still advisable to get cover, with a staycation arguably the best option for those with underlying health problems at the moment.

Rebecca Kingsley, brand manager of consumer awareness initiative, Travel Insurance Explained said: “Travel insurance may not seem necessary when holidaying in the UK.

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“However there are still instances that arise where you will be left out of pocket without the right protection. Although we have free medical care in the UK, travel insurance will cover you if you need to cancel your holiday or return home early and cannot claim back the cost from elsewhere.

“In addition, some travel insurance policies will offer to cover the cost of pre-paid, non-refundable excursions and car hire if you are unable to make your trip.

“When looking for a policy, most travel insurers will only cover UK holidays if they are more than two nights in duration and you are staying in pre-booked accommodation.

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