Parents 'are letting teens choose holidays'

11 February 2010 11:16

Parents 'are letting teens choose holidays'

It could be a useful bargaining tool in return for a few months of tidy bedrooms, but new research has revealed that some parents are letting their teenagers choose where they go on holiday.

A study cited by the Mirror and carried out by Best Western showed that a quarter of teens chose the destination for their family's holiday last year.

However, it seems they made sure that they spent as little time with their parents as possible.

Half of the youngsters made sure their accommodation had internet access (ahead of the proportion that made sure there was food, worryingly) and then proceeded to spend 90 minutes a day on it.

Just don't leave them in charge of your travel insurance is our advice.

While letting teens choose an exciting destination may seem like a good idea, given the propensity for many teens to copy their celebrity idols, it could be costly.

Before you hand over the holiday reins to your young offspring, remember that Sarah Harding is currently in Barbados, Jennifer Aniston is soaking up the sun in Mexico and Blake Lively is enjoying the heat of Miami.

Why can't they choose the Costa del Sol like the rest of us?

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