And the Winner of our Eurozone Travel Survey is…
In May we launched a Eurozone travel survey, with the aim of discovering how recent updates on the European Financial Crisis may affect the way our customers travel. The survey was a great success, with over 550 responses to our questions on currency and destinations.
The results of the survey showed some interesting trends, for example following the news that Greece could be exiting the Euro, (which could shutdown ATMs at the major banks,) over 60% of travellers said they would carry more cash around with them. This may seem obvious, however nearly 30% of the same respondents had failed to check the cash limits on their travel insurance, to ensure they are covered for the amount they are taking.
This could be an expensive mistake, as travellers risk only being covered for a small proportion of the cash they are actually travelling with, if it is lost or stolen. We would always advise customers to check the cash limits on their polkicy, to ensure it meets their needs. If the limit is too low, call your insurer to upgrade your policy.
The survey also found that over 70% of travellers still prefer to travel with cash over pre-paid cash cards or Travellers Cheques, and that over 20% of respondents would consider changing their holiday destination, if the Eurozone crisis gets any worse.
As a thank you to everyone who completed the survey, we launched a prize draw to award one lucky customer a £100 John Lewis voucher. I am very happy to announce that our winner is…Mr Hoy from Norwich
When we contacted Mr Hoy to congratulate him on his win, he commented “My Holidaysafe policy was very easy to arrange online, competitively priced, and included all the benefits I required.I was very surprised and delighted to find I had won the prize draw.”
If you’re planning a trip to Europe, just remember to invest in quality travel insurance to protect you, your cash and your trip against a holiday disaster. Visit Holidaysafe.co.uk for more information.
*Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices. This code entitles you to an additional 5% off your policy, and is a discount from the base price, not including the additional cost of optional extensions or any additional medical premium.