If you’re feeling those January blues and can’t wait to escape the icy clutches of mid-winter then now could be the best time to buy some travel insurance and plan a trip abroad. Failing that, you might like to think warmer thoughts and start planning a trip abroad for the Easter break. There are plenty of destinations that are warm and welcoming this time of year so stop slacking and get packing!

According to travel expert, Sarah Woods, there are several holiday destinations that Brits frequent purely for the warmer temperatures. She says: “UK cruise-goers either stick to Mediterranean Europe in the New Year for a shorter duration closer to home or opt for a cruise around the Caribbean – often with additional ports in Central and South America – if time and distance and cost are no object.”

The Caribbean and Central America often sees 30 degrees C this time of year, otherwise a Mediterranean cruise would do nicely, if a bit cooler.

Whatever the weather, it appears that Brits will be taking more holidays in 2013. According to recent research commissioned by discount travel website Hotwire.com, Brits will be investing in travel insurance and taking more time off this year.

The survey revealed that nearly 1.5 million more Brits plan to take trips this year compared to 2012, spending some £1.6 billion more on their travel than they did last year.

This means that the average Brit will spend £1,944 on holidays in 2013 – up by two per cent from last year – with Scots proving to be the biggest spenders from the UK.

If you are taking a holiday this year then Academy Insurance is here to help find the best policy for you. Whether it’s single trip travel insurance or annual multi-trip insurance that you need, we can tailor a policy to suit your holiday. If you are taking more than two holidays in a year, annual insurance could save you money. Our Premier policies include Scheduled Airline Failure cover, perfect for a stress free holiday.

Why not find out how we can help create the perfect holiday for you this year? Call us now or book a call here .