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Brits considering natural disaster insurance ahead of next holiday

Brits considering natural disaster insurance ahead of next holiday

Almost three-quarters of British holidaymakers would consider taking out a volcano insurance policy, a HolidayExtras.com poll has revealed.

According to a survey carried out by the company last week, 73 percent of travellers would think about taking out insurance that covered some kind of natural disaster, while nine percent said they will "definitely" take out such insurance ahead of their next trip.

A further 20 percent probably would thanks to the cheap cost of such insurance, while a further 44 percent planned on considering it but were unsure as to the likelihood of such an event occurring.

Andrea Clayton, HolidayExtras.com’s head of insurance, said it is "reassuring" that so many holidaymakers are prepared to plan ahead of their break.

"The insurers who offered some cover for the initial disruption have gradually withdrawn cover for the subsequent events," she explained.

"Travel insurance, like all other types of insurance policies where a one-off premium is paid, is not designed to cover ‘known events’."

A separate poll from the company earlier this month revealed that families are prepared to take their children out of school in order to secure cheap flights deals.

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