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Parents believe family holidays improve relationships

PoolWith the summer holidays something of a distant memory and the kids back at school, a recent study has found that a staggering 82% of British parents believe a family getaway boosts relationships.

Research conducted by Holiday Hypermarket of 2,000 parents revealed what UK families feel about travel in 2015.

Interestingly, travelling doesn’t just broaden our knowledge of the world, but also brings us closer to our families, according to the report’s findings.

In fact, the majority of respondents agree that their family feel closer after a trip away together.

73% of parents believe this is due to having the additional time to spend with their partners and children that they don’t have at home due to work and school commitments.

The rise of the package holiday

However, this could be because 75.85% of respondents have opted for a hassle-free package holiday, with these viewed as having more flexibility on dates and easier for busy parents to organise.

According to the report, all-inclusive holidays were the most popular among our British families, with 32.65% saying it was their preferred choice.

Self-catering came in second position with 26.80% and half-board landed third place with 16.40%.

While just 18.30% said they would book their flights and accommodation separately.

The popularity of package holidays has also been supported by the Office for National Statistics that revealed the number of Brits opting for this type of holiday has increased from 15.3 million in 2013 to 15.9 million in 2014.

However, Holiday Hypermarket have seen a whopping 17% increase on package holidays year-on-year.

Ian Crawford, Representative for Holiday Hypermarket, said holidaying is most definitely a “special family time” where everyone has the opportunity to spend quality time with one another and relax.

Steve King, Independent Family Travel Expert, commented that going on a family holiday is important for everyone and not just the children, simply because all rules and routines get left behind in the UK, leading to parents and kids alike relaxing and letting their hair down.

Are you thinking of taking your kids on a holiday to remember? Don’t forget your family travel insurance.

Date Created: 29 September 2015

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