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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."
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.