Recent natural disasters have swayed more women to take out travel insurance prior to leaving, according to a new travel report.
Published by lastminute.com.au the Female Travel and Lifestyle Report found that up to 40 percent of female travellers ensure they have travel insurance when booking while 14 percent won’t book a hotel without a cancellation policy.
Further on travel disruptions, ash from Iceland’s volcano last year and Chile’s eruption this year now has one in three Australian women considering travel insurance for domestic and local trips.
Instilling fear, the Japan and New Zealand quakes that struck earlier this year have seen up to six percent of Australian female delay overseas plans while two percent are now completely afraid to travel overseas.
According to the report released late last week, 87 percent of women that do travel overseas or take domestic breaks are travelling to relax while 69 percent are carrying out family obligations.
A further 28 percent of the females say they want to see the world, 59 percent want to escape the day to day and 41 percent want to experience adventure.The report found that up to 90 percent of Australian women had a weekend away in the past 12 months while 31 percent ventured on long trips of three to six weeks.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Travel insurance high priority for women
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J