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- Holiday goers encouraged not to cut back on winter sports cover
November 16, 2009 06:33 AM Eastern Time
BASILDON, England--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--As the festive season approaches, the ski holiday is perhaps the most ob
those looking to book a winter break.
Yet the economic crash appears to have caused a significant reduction in the number of holiday-goers opting for ski excursions: acc
Guardian newspaper, ski trip bookings fell 13% just last year, with empty beds being cheaply sold off last minute, and companies fa
With the ski industry now struggling to break even, this year has seen a sharp rise in the cost of ski holidays. Those budget and last
become harder to find, with ski companies adopting a supply-and-demand approach to save money.(1)
But the holiday-maker can look to the new resorts to find cheaper alternatives away from the more obvious destinations in the Fren
The “piste” found in the Abruzzo Mountains in Italy offer a similar experience to the more renowned ski-spots, and without a glamo
the more established resorts, it is a more realistic option for the budget conscious.(2)
Add this to the money-saving options of mid-week excursions and the enormous range of budget flight tickets available across the i
festive holiday spent skiing or snowboarding remains a possibility. Even over Christmas, when expenditure hits a seasonal high.
With the recession still a very real concern, cutting back on essentials like travel insurance may be a tempting prospect, with those s
their ski holiday simply hoping the worst never happens.
Tellingly, a survey commissioned by AA Travel Insurance exposes the need for an insurance package covering winter sports-based
that 57%(3)of holiday goers are taking more adventurous trips, signals a need for people to make sure they are adequately covered
A sizeable 19% of those surveyed had required medical attention when abroad. 1 With the cost of treatment abroad