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29 June 2012 08:29
More grandparents are travelling abroad with their familes than before, according to Age UK
More grandparents are travelling abroad with their families than ever before, according to new findings.
An Age UK report discovered that almost one in three (28%) of grandmothers and fathers fly off to foreign destinations with their relatives, a figure which proved more than researchers previously thought. They found that the popularity of multi-generation holidays has also risen, with 44% of people taking them more than they used to compared with 2007 figures.
More than half (52%) of the respondents said they have already been on a break, or are planning to take one, with two or more generations of their family in 2012. Less than half (47%) said they will bring their parents along, while the poll discovered that six is the typical group size of those on family holidays.
A further 16% of grandparents go on trips with their relatives to commemorate a special event, and others have said it is a "great way" to become closer with family members and grandchildren.
Those lucky enough to go away this year could benefit from
seniors' travel insurance, which would provide cover for mishaps that could occur while travelling.
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