London, April 29 (ANI): It has emerged that the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which caused an ash cloud crisis, has left many Britons fearful of flying.
Tour operators revealed that most Britons have abandoned plans for foreign holidays, and millions have opted for a break in their own country instead. boss at Cottages 4You, one of Britain's biggest holiday letting agencies, has revealed that cottage breaks have rocketed by a quarter ever since the eruption.
"The ash is just the latest event to show how easily overseas travel plans can be disrupted. Since the flight ban, we've seen a 25 percent rise in bookings," the Daily Star quoted the firm's boss as saying.
"People are understandably nervous. They don't want to splash out money on overseas accommodation they may not be able to get to," the person stated.
It comes as budget airline Flybe decided to cash in on people's nerves by launching separate insurance against volcanic eruptions.
The 6.99 pounds policy will pay for "unplanned costs" if passengers are stranded abroad. (ANI)