Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
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.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.