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Men take more travel risks

Men take more travel risks than women.

The State of Travel Insurance research survey by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has revealed that men are willing to take more risks when they head on holiday.

It found that nearly half (48 per cent) of men wouldn't mind taking a risk on holiday, compared to just 20 per cent of women.

However, when it comes to taking health risks amidst the current coronavirus pandemic, the percentages were slightly closer together with 60 per cent of women saying they'd wash their hands and / or use hand sanitiser more on holiday, compared to just under two fifths (39 per cent) of men.

Carol Mueller, vice president of strategic marketing at Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, shared: "Women tend to be more prudent and sensible travellers than men ... but that doesn't necessarily translate into women buying more travel insurance because they're more prudent."

And whilst men are the ones more likely to take risk on holiday, they are also the ones to buy travel insurance more.

The study found that 46 per cent of men insured every trip they went in 2020, compared to around 25 per cent of women. Only one third of men insured none of their trips, compared to nearly half (49.5 per cent) of all women.

Mueller added: "That, by and large, in the industry does not translate into higher levels of buying travel insurance."

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