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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.
21 October 2016
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20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.