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Anxious Holidaymakers Worry About Travel Delays

The summer holiday season is here and with many school's breaking up soon, families and individuals are set to jet off over the next few months spending their h

**The summer holiday season is here and with many school's breaking up soon,

airport families and individuals are set to jet off over the next few months spending their hard earned cash. Despite the fun ahead many are concerned about travel delays before getting to the airport. **

Are kids going to be entertained? Lost luggage? What will driving be like? -These are all holiday woes that get us nervous whilst on holiday.However according to new research by Nationwide Building Society, travel delays are in fact the most concerning factor of a holiday.

The research found that 33 per cent of holidaymakers are worried about travel delays and 21 per cent are worried about holiday money.

A further 21 per cent surveyed were concerned about the standard of their resort and 12 per cent of people are worried about losing their passport when aboard.

Those seeking sun make up 3 per cent of people worried about getting sunburnt and 11 per cent are anxious about excess baggage.

"Going on holiday is supposed to be about relaxing and forgetting all our worries.Yet this research shows that people still worry about their holiday even when they're on the way to the airport,” said Chris Rhodes, Nationwide's director of products and marketing.** **

"This is hardly surprising given the tough times the UK has had where much of the nation has had to tighten the purse strings.When spending money on holidays, we want to know that we're getting as much value for our money as possible.”

Holiday makers looking to ease those niggling worries might wish to take out comprehensive and cheap travel insurance.

Recent research by Defaqto found that when a flight is delayed, holidaymakers may be faced with other costs they had not expected to pay or budget for, such as food and drink. Twelve percent of single trip policies provide no cover towards the cost of food and other expenses,while 25 percent of policies that do provide cover provide £100 or less.