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19 August 2009 / by Rachael Stiles

Travel insurance can help to keep down the cost of last minute trips abroad for those Brits who have shunned a British summer holiday amid disappointing weather.

New research from Gocompare.com has found that following the Met Office's infamous reassessment of August's previously positive weather forecast, the majority of Brits are snapping up last minute holidays to sunnier climes.

In protest to yet another wet summer in Britain, and to escape the doom and gloom of the recession, 76 per cent of Britons are now planning or considering a foreign holiday by the end of the year.

Lee Griffin, business development director at Gocompare.com, said, "Our ‘Brits Abroad' survey suggests that not even the recession can dampen our love of foreign travel with the majority of people planning to jet-off before the end of the year."

And, while a weak sterling is making foreign travel more expensive at the moment, he said, there are some simple ways of cutting the cost of a holiday.

"Significant savings could be made by shopping around for the best deals and by planning ahead," he said. "For example by comparing prices on travel insurance policies or considering an annual travel insurance policy rather than a single trip policy if you are planning more than one trip a year."

He added that further savings can be made by "pre-booking airport car parking, investigating the ‘stay and park' rates at airport hotels and by arranging car-hire in advance of your holiday."

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