Parents Will Fly Further for Family Holidays, Says Globehunters Survey

Almost half of UK parents are happy to travel outside of Europe for a getaway with their kids, with 46% happy to fly mid to long haul.

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Almost half of UK parents are happy to travel outside of Europe for a getaway with their kids.

‘Flying with children can sometimes be a challenge, but UK parents are willing to look past this in order to holiday somewhere further afield as a family.’

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 10 February 2014

Almost half of UK parents are happy to travel outside of Europe for a getaway with their kids, according to a survey by online travel company Globehunters.

In the survey of 1,000 UK parents, 46% were happy to fly mid to long haul despite the longer flight times, compared with 37% that were only willing to fly for four hours or less with their kids in tow.

The survey found that the majority of UK parents were happy to fly for a family holiday. 83% said they were willing to travel by plane to take their children on holiday.

‘Flying with children can sometimes be a challenge, but UK parents are willing to look past this to holiday somewhere further afield as a family,’ said Globehunters Head of Marketing Leon Warner.

‘It’s now easier than ever to keep children entertained on long haul flights with an abundance of handheld entertainment options available. This will become even easier when the FAA’s decision to allow the use of electronic devices during take-off and landing take effect in late 2014.’

The survey also found that women were more willing to travel with children than men. Only 14% of women said they wouldn’t fly with their children for a holiday; 24% of men were unwilling to fly with their kids.

With the survey showing that when it comes to family holidays, a significant number of parents are not put off by longer flight times, Globehunters are providing a selection of special offers for those willing to take to the skies for that dream family trip.

4 - 8 Hours

Sharm el Sheikh from £429pp: 7 nights Half Board at the 4* Tropicana Tivoli from £429pp travelling between 1 May - 30 June 2014 flying with Ryanair from all London Airports. 40% off standard price.
http://www.globehunters.com/Tropicana-Tivoli.htm

New York from £579pp: 3 nights Room Only at the 3* The Lexington New York City from £579pp travelling between 1 March - 8 March 2014 flying with United Airlines from Manchester. http://www.globehunters.com/The-Lexington-New-York-City.htm

Dubai from £749pp: 5 nights Half Board at the 5* Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Resort in Dubai from £749pp travelling between 29 June - 31 August 2014 flying with British Airways from London Heathrow. Savings of £385 per person – kids stay free on Bed and Breakfast. http://www.globehunters.com/Westin-Dubai-Mina-Seyahi-Beach-Resort.htm

Flights

Dubai flights are available from £318 flying 06 February – 19 June 2014 with Air France from Birmingham International. Other regional departures available.

New York flights are available from £379 flying 06 February – 31 March 2014 with American Airlines from Manchester. Other regional departures available.

8 Hours +

Orlando from £629pp: 7 nights Room Only at the 3* Coco Key Hotel and Water Resort from £629pp travelling between 06 February – 31 March 2014 flying with United Airlines from Manchester. 30% off standard price. http://www.globehunters.com/CoCo-Key-Hotel-And-Water-Resort.htm

Phuket from £709pp: 5 nights Bed and Breakfast at the 4* Novotel Phuket Resort from £709pp travelling between 21 April – 19 June 2014 flying with Qatar Airways from London Heathrow. 27% off standard price. http://www.globehunters.com/Novotel-Phuket-Resort.htm

Barbados from £929pp: 7 nights Room Only at the 4* Amaryllis Beach Resort from £929pp travelling between 16 April – 10 July 2014 flying with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick. Savings of £150pp. http://www.globehunters.com/Amaryllis-Beach-Resort.htm

Flights

Orlando flights are available from £439 flying 06 February – 31 March 2014 with US Airways from Manchester. Other regional departures available.

Bangkok flights are available from £429 flying 01 May – 30 June 2014 with Etihad from London Heathrow. Other regional departures available.

All holiday and flight offers can be booked on http://www.globehunters.com or by calling 020 8944 4506.

About Globehunters:

Globehunters is a UK-based online travel company that provides flights, accommodation and holiday packages around the world, and is notable for being one of the fastest-growing online travel companies in the UK.

The company offers some of the most competitively priced flight and holiday deals on the market and has an established relationship with travel partners including: airlines, luxury hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, local tour companies and car hire companies throughout the world. Globehunters is ATOL protected, and a member of IATA and ABTA, providing comprehensive airline failure insurance to all its customers.


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