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More couples going on holiday

20 July 2009 13:07

More couples going on holiday

More couples are taking breaks away, tempted by the low cost of budget air travel, it has been claimed.

According to figures from research company Mintel, there has been a rise in the number of couples breaks' taken recently.

Senior travel and tourism analyst at Mintel Tom Rees pointed out that couples have more flexibility than families when it comes to going on holiday.

"It is not as difficult to organise a holiday as it is with children and they don't have to go on holiday at set times in the year," Mr Rees noted.

Figures published by Mintel show that holidays for two are now the most popular type of break taken, overtaking family holidays.

As well as this, the demand for solo holidays has also risen, with popular destinations for those travelling alone including Scandinavia, south-east Asia and Africa.

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