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24 May 2016 08:00
Old Ibiza is sleepier than the island's more modern party haunts
Holidays are being offered as incentives for children to do well in their exams, a new survey shows.
Parents are prepared to offer getaways worth an average of £270 to sons and daughters who enjoy successful results, the VoucherCodes poll finds.
The online discount firm reports that 83% of mothers and fathers are dangling the incentive carrot in an effort to motivate their offspring to study hard.
Holidays, which could include flights to party capitals such as Ibiza and Ayia Napa, are the third most expensive inducement.
The list also includes:
• cash towards buying a vehicle (a typical £350)
• computer or laptop (£286)
• tablet (£203)
• games console (£198)
• mobile phone (£197)
• school prom (£94)
Other treats include a day trip (£92), dinner out (£69) or straight cash incentives.
Guarding against holiday mishaps
Parents offering holidays as perks can guard against such treats misfiring by taking out travel insurance.
This can safeguard their children should the worst kind of mishaps happen on holiday, such as delayed or cancelled flights, lost luggage or stolen property.
There appears to be a gender gap when it comes to parental cash incentives for passing exams.
Female pupils are likely to get only an average 77% of what their male counterparts can expect to receive.
Girls get a typical £98 for getting their aimed-for grades.
This compares unfavourably to the typical £126 boys are getting from their mothers and fathers for successful exams.
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