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Travel insurance claims in UK soar as families hit the slopes

Staff writer |
February is the time of the year with more than twice the average number of winter sports travel claims this week, compared to the rest of the ski season.

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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.

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