Parents admit they take their kids to the same vacation hotspots every year
ALMOST half of parents take their children on vacation to the same places every year – a quarter admit they don’t know where else to go.
A survey of 600 parents and their children aged six to eleven found that they lack holiday inspiration.
More than a third (37 percent) admit to being stuck in their comfort zone out of concern they won’t enjoy a short break elsewhere.
However, 46 percent of children whose parents book the same trips every year admit they are bored and want a change.
What’s more, 50 percent of all children think they should have more say in planning family vacations.
Following these findings, TUI, which commissioned the study, is renaming its Liverpool store ‘Paddling Pool’ and its Newcastle store ‘Sandcastle’ for just two days – from today (3 April).
With the help of retail representatives at these locations, children have the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild and plan their next family vacation – with the most creative suggestions winning a dream family vacation.
TUI’s Belinda Vazquez said: “With great imagination, little ones can provide the best inspiration to help parents break holiday habits and trade the ‘old’ for exciting new travel destinations.
“Whether it’s a winter vacation in Norway or a sunny beach vacation in Hawaii, we may not be able to guarantee talking snowmen or a visit from island gods, but we’re here to bring your child’s imagination to life.”
The study also found that 44 percent of parents who book the same getaway year after year say they do so because they believe it’s what their kids want.
83 percent of all mothers and fathers surveyed gave their children at least a say in vacation planning.
However, 14 percent of children said their parents were “too bossy” when it came to organizing short vacations.
Separately, 30 percent of moms and dads who asked for input from their little ones admitted they came up with more creative, imaginative, or imaginative ideas than they would.
23 percent stated that their children suggest destinations that they would not have thought of themselves.
The big screen in particular is a source of inspiration for children – 63 percent said their children have asked to visit places featured in films.
Those places include New York – thanks to Home Alone 2, Norway – thanks to Frozen, London – thanks to Paddington, and Hawaii – having seen it in Lilo & Stitch and Moana.
Carried out OnePollThe TUI study also revealed what children’s dreams would be like on holiday – including stays on a spaceship, in a mermaid’s underwater castle and on a pirate ship.
Belinda Vazquez added, “Our teams of experts bring a vast knowledge of destinations, hotels and resorts combined with their own inspiration, so it’s only natural that we give them their biggest challenge yet – making our youngest clients happy.”
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