Nine British workers in ten still have holiday allowance to take for 2006, according to research from insurance company More Than, with one in four holding ten or more days' leave.
Five per cent with holiday left to take said they were likely to risk losing their remaining holiday altogether, since it would not roll over into 2007.
One fifth of those with holiday left, however, are responding by booking last minute winter holidays, with favoured winter destinations including Spain and France, according to the study.
Destinations quickly becoming more popular include New Zealand, which has seen 78 per cent more winter visits from Britons since 2000 and South Africa, which welcomes 83 per cent more Britons.
But the for those opting to go away over the winter months, taking out travel insurance remains as vital as ever.
According to More Than, the age-group most at risk of theft, loss, or injury overseas are 17 to 25-year-olds, one in six of whom never take out travel insurance.For more information about travel insurance, click here.
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