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Enjoying the Bank Holidays come rain or shine




Many of us in the UK have returned to work/school/university this week having enjoyed two consecutive long weekends.  Sadly the warm weather we have been spoilt with is not set to last with heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast throughout the UK. Thankfully, the majority of the UK enjoyed glorious sunshine over both of the long weekends, giving us the freedom to spend our weekends outside.  

There are many risks that can be avoided but the weather certainly isn't one of them.   So how does this affect outside attractions such as zoos, and theme parks?  Bad weather can have a huge impact on revenue for businesses like these and others such as wildlife parks and water parks.  On the other hand, when the weather is sunny people are more likely to head for the beach, affecting indoor businesses such as arcades, cinemas, and theatres. Even if the weather is good, if a bad forecast is given the day before, this can have a huge impact on visitor numbers to both indoor and outdoor attractions.  

Infinity Insurance, in partnership with a leading Lloyd's Syndicate, have developed a product to help tourist attractions cope with the varied UK weather by providing insurance for rain, snow, temperature, and wind.  This allows businesses that would usually thrive over the bank holiday season to offer their customers alternative visit dates if the weather is bad.  So, rather than walk around the zoo in the pouring rain, you can return when the sun makes an appearance.  As well as keeping the customer happy, the attraction itself does not lose revenue.  This kind of insurance can be kept for Bank holidays and school holidays or it can cover an entire season. 

Why not take a look at one of our case studies from Lloyd's here

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