Some babies have been abroad more than certain pensioners
04 August 2008 10:59
With holidays seemingly becoming a large part of a family's yearly calendar, new research has determined that many young children have been on more foreign holidays than an adult aged over 60.
Research from insurance.co.uk has found that 60 per cent of children who are yet to celebrate their third birthday have been on at least one holiday abroad and 30 per cent have been on at least three.
Even more staggering is that 27 per cent of babies who are under six months old have been to foreign shores on at least four occasions, while 13 per cent have been at least six times.
Parents who are taking young children away are advised to make sure they take out family holiday insurance for their trip or make sure the youngsters are covered by their existing travel insurance.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, 32 per cent of over 60s admit to having never been abroad.
Steve Grainger, head of insurance.co.uk, said: "Now that government rules about term time holidays have become so much stricter, families with school age children are restricted to travelling during the more expensive, school holiday period.
"New parents are aware that they will not be able to benefit from cheap 'kids go free', term time deals and are making the most of extended maternity leave."