14-day package holidays ‘most popular with families’

Package holidays lasting 14 days are the most popular kind of breaks currently being taken by families.

This is the conclusion of Ascent MI’s Leisure Travel Monitor, which showed that holidays lasting a fortnight accounted for 40 per cent of all family travel during summer 2008, Travel Weekly reports.

The news comes despite predictions from industry experts that people would resort to seven-day holidays in a bid to cut costs during the credit crunch.

Ascent MI chief executive Sarah Smalley admitted: “There appears to have been stabilisation.”

Meanwhile, package holidays including flights, accommodation and transfers were found to be most sought-after by Britons going abroad. This could be due to them being protected in terms of payment should anything go wrong, as well as the fact that many companies are now offering substantial savings on this kind of break.

Earlier this month, a poll carried out by Hotels.com discovered that Brits are saving themselves a collective £1.7 billion by bartering locals down on prices, an average of £32.20 per person.

Meanwhile, in a recent study cited by TravelMole, Alamo Rent A Car found that 83 per cent of people went on the same number of breaks abroad last year as they did before the credit crunch began.

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