Travel insurance claims in UK soar as families hit the slopes
This is according to travel insurance claims data by Aviva. New research from the travel insurer also reveals that six out of 10 (57%) parents would consider taking a winter sports break with their family, citing good activities for children (23%) and health and fitness benefits (22%) as their main reasons.
Accessibility and location (15%) are also popular motivations for parents, although one in eight (13%) say that they would consider winter sports holidays because summer breaks during school holidays are too expensive.
Additional Aviva research shows that health and safety at winter resorts is a top priority for many parents, with more than half admitting that either they or an immediate family member had suffered an accident or near-miss while on the slopes.
However, more than half (55%) say they only sometimes take out travel insurance when going on holiday with their family, and a similar number (47%) say they don’t always make sure they have cover that specifically covers winter sports. ■