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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.
20 January 2017
Winter sports enthusiasts are being urged to check they have the right insurance after new research shows only 1 in 6 people are covered under their standard travel insurance policy.
19 January 2017
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.