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26 February 2013 09:52
Pregnant women may require specialist travel cover
Celebrating landmark birthdays in style is the main reason Brits will choose to travel for a holiday in 2013, according to new research. In total 819 people took part in a survey at the end of last year via social media and 19 different incentives for travel were revealed.
Marking a special birthday was the reason given for 61% of journeys, with honeymoons (49%) and wedding anniversaries (40%) making up the rest of the top three. Another trigger suggested for booking a break was a reward for hard work (40%), while 19% felt the need to get away to satisfy a 'Bucket List' wish. Around 14% chose to fly off at the beginning of a new relationship and other reasons included recovering from an illness (7%) and spending inheritance cash (4%).
Time abroad before or after the birth of a child, known as a 'babymoon', was suggested by just 3% of the participants, with journeys before birth requiring
special travel insurance for pregnant mums. Of those who took the Kuoni Special Occasions Travel Survey, 2% wanted to get away after the trauma of a divorce. "Travel is an investment for the future as well as the present," according to psychotherapist Christine Webber. She said that significant moments in people's lives often influence how they look at their relationships and the feelings they have can be more special if travelling is involved.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.