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04 July 2011 09:26
A new poll has found that travel occupies the No 1 spot in a list of 'once-in-a-lifetime' experiences for Britons
A new poll has found that travel occupies the No 1 spot in a list of 'once-in-a-lifetime' experiences for people in the UK, with 26% dreaming of going around the world.
Of more than 2,000 Britons questioned by Scottish Widows, nearly a tenth (9%) said they dream of holidaying in the Caribbean.
Getting close to nature is also popular, with over a tenth (11%) dreaming of swimming with dolphins. However, they should of course ensure that they have a good
watersports travel insurance in place to cover themselves for possible injuries and loss.
The survey also found that 9% want to go on safari.
Of the 86% of respondents with fantasies of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, nearly half (45%) said they would not mind stretching their finances as far as they could possibly afford in order to fulfil their heart's desires.
Roger Black MBE, Olympic medal winner and Scottish Widows ambassador for the London 2012 Games, said: "A once-in-a-lifetime experience is something to aim for and can be very motivating. It's something that people aspire to do throughout their lives.
"For me, winning my Olympic medal was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It goes to show we can achieve our dreams, if we're willing to commit enough time and effort."
20 May 2017
Holidaymakers travelling via London City Airport will benefit from a digital air traffic control tower from 2019.
19 May 2017
Many Britons are increasing their risk of developing diseases like cancer by drinking too much alcohol, experts have suggested.
18 May 2017
People could increase their chances of developing serious illnesses after spending just two weeks as a 'couch potato', new research suggests.
17 May 2017
Holidaymakers who would like to sample the high life can now do so at one of the major airports of the United States.
16 May 2017
A star of the soap world has called for more attention to be paid to common health problems like Alzheimer's disease.
13 May 2017
Two major Scottish airports have achieved their strongest April passenger totals on record, new figures reveal.
12 May 2017
The carbon emissions of EasyJet flights have been cut to their lowest level on record, the budget airline has reported.
11 May 2017
Holidaymakers faced long queues and delays at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (May 9), due to a fault with the site's security scanners.
10 May 2017
Workers have been encouraged to find out about their full entitlement to holidays, with many thought to be missing out on paid leave.
09 May 2017
Holidaymakers have been urged to stay vigilant against potential scams.
06 May 2017
Researchers in the US are recommending that anyone experiencing the symptoms of so-called 'noisy knees' should have them checked out, as they may be an early sign of osteoarthritis.
05 May 2017
Excessive drinking among baby-boomers could pose health risks further down the line, experts have warned.