Young families keen to have holiday
26 January 2009 09:03
Despite the impact that the credit crunch is having on many young families, most refuse to go without a holiday because they don't want to upset their children, it has been stated by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).
Spokesperson for ABTA, Sean Tipton, has stated that foreign holidays in particular have become an important part of family life and is something that the children enjoy.
He said: "Can you imagine if you had to explain to your young children that they weren't going away on holiday this year? You really have to be in extreme financial difficulties to contemplate that. That's how important holidays have become."
Young families who are going on holiday despite having financial difficulties should still make sure they take out travel insurance, with family holiday insurance available to cover potential problems such as flight cancellations or lost baggage.
Research carried out by ebookers.com and reported on by Travelmole.co.uk showed that more than half of the 1003 surveyed consider taking a holiday either important or absolutely necessary.