It is expected the Dutch will go on holiday outside the Netherlands this summer, also outside Europe
The number of travel insurance policies taken out in 2022 at ING shows that there is a clear increase in wanderlust. Compared to last year, the amount of travel insurance policies is 50% higher. The Dutch are also travelling outside of Europe again, as is apparent from the coverage and claims from far away countries.
Compared to last year, the amount of travel insurance policies is 50% higher. The Dutch are also travelling outside of Europe again, as is apparent from the coverage and claims from far away countries.
The ratio between short-term and continuous travel insurance is again in favour of the continuous variant, just like before corona. At the same time, the number of policies with world coverage has quadrupled, indicating further travel. Claim behaviour has changed compared to the past two years.
More claims come from outside of the Netherlands and even from outside Europe. Although we travel more, not everyone is confident that the holiday can be executed: cancellation insurance remains popular.
2 in 5 people with holiday plans have yet to book
Compared to the previous measurement in the same period last year, the number of holiday bookings has also increased – in addition to the holiday plans. Jos Vranken: “Even though there are more bookings, an average of 40 percent of residents from all countries indicate that they still need to book.
This is especially true for residents from France (45%), Germany (42%) and the Netherlands (41%). It is still uncertain whether residents with holiday plans will actually book. On average, two thirds of these residents are orientating themselves. In order to convince these ‘floating bookers’ it is important to dispel their doubts, for example through flexible cancellation conditions and by emphasizing being able to travel safely and reliably to and in the Netherlands.”
It is expected that many people will go on holiday outside the Netherlands this summer, also outside Europe.
ING’s figures show that people travel more often and to places outside Europe. This is visible in the increase in travel insurance with worldwide coverage. Even in the winter sports months of December to March, there was an increase in claims outside of Europe.
The traditional peak for taking out travel insurance is not when booking the trip, but just before setting off, i.e., at the beginning of the (summer) holiday. It is expected that many people will go on holiday outside of the Netherlands this summer, and also outside Europe.