2008 News Archive - Holidays - Watch out for monsoon season

10 01 2008

Holidaymakers looking to book their dream getaway this January have been advised to research the destination fully before committing to a deal.

According to esure, 87 per cent of travellers do not know when the monsoon season occurs in parts of Asia.

Moreover, less than half of holidaymakers check the weather forecast for severe weather warnings before booking.

"Most people love to jump on the bandwagon of the January sales season. A holiday deal may look great from the outset, but come holiday time you could be caught out by flying out to your destination, such as Mexico, during the hurricane season," Jacky Brown, head of travel insurance at esure, noted.

She added that flight delays and cancellations during bad weather are commonplace.

Alpharooms.com recently reported that Dubai and Singapore are likely to be popular holiday destinations in 2008.

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