The number of British tourists planning to venture abroad this summer without travel insurance has been revealed as part of a recent survey conducted by a leading insurance provider. According to the poll, a quarter of Brits will not take out any kind of travel insurance policy when they take to foreign shores this year for their annual getaway, with 33% of those who took part in the survey admitting that they don’t think travel insurance is really necessary, while 22% revealed that they thought the cost of holiday cover is just too high. The last two weeks of August has been flagged up as the period when the majority of Brits will head off holiday, so the results of this survey come just as thousands of us plan to jet off abroad. As well as shining a light on the Brits attitude to insurance while abroad, the survey almost revealed a number of factors affecting the holiday habits of British tourists at the moment. Not surprisingly, the uncertain economic climate is affecting our attitudes towards holidays with 58% of those who took part in the poll admitting they won’t take a holiday this year, the main reason being they can’t afford to do so. While 47% of those who will take a break abroad this summer, revealed that they won’t be spending as much as they normally would because of the economic downturn.