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11 January 2013 09:02
More mums are taking responsibility for booking summer holidays, research has shown
More mums are responsible for sorting out family holidays, research from Asda has shown. A total of 51% of those asked took care of booking the annual break for their household, while only 9% shared the burden with their partners and only 25% of husbands or significant others took charge themselves. Similar studies from a generation ago also show significant changes in the domestic landscape, with only 36% of mums taking charge of family breaks in the past.
School summer holidays are not just about trips abroad, however, with mums having to find a total of £1,440 to keep their kids busy throughout the summer break. This figure includes £736 on activities, £528 on food and drink and an additional £176 on childcare.
With these rising living costs, 2013 might be the year even more mums start to scour the internet and travel brochures to make sure their money can go further for their summer holiday. From saving cash on travel money to
travel insurance there are plenty of areas where bargain-hunting can reap its rewards, providing people put the time into it.
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