ROMFORD, England, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new travel study has found that the number of British couples choosing to go on holiday by themselves has fallen by 7% in the last year, while family and group holiday bookings have grown by 12%. The survey, which questioned 1,726 people in relationships in the UK has revealed the start of a new holiday trend for 2011, say Travelsoon.com.
Luke Nathan of Travelsoon.com says: "This poll has found that more British couples are choosing to holiday with the people closest to them, such as family and friends, with 32% of respondents saying that they would be going on holiday with their family and their partner. A further 26% stated that they were going on holiday with friends and their other half, which compared to just 16% of respondents saying that they are going on holiday with 'just my partner' shows that more people are shunning traditional couples' holidays and opting to make their trip more of a social affair."
The survey also revealed that some couples are planning on having holidays away from their partner, with 14% saying that they were going on holiday with just friends, and 6% admitting that they were going on holiday with members of their family and not their partner. For those that were going on holiday with their spouse and a group of friends, money was one of the reasons for this decision, with 24% saying that they had paid a lot less booking a holiday as a group rather than as a couple, with all-inclusive holidays to Sharm el Sheikh and other popular destinations being a major source of savings. This is compared to 11% who said that they were holidaying with their family because that's what they preferred.
Nathan continues: "The results of this survey are very surprising, because a lot of people assume that going on holiday with your partner is a very popular thing to do these days. However this study shows that the reality is very different for some people, and factors such as cost, and their partner's availability, show that some travellers either can't or don't want to go on holiday with their other half. There are so many holidays available for everyone, and Travelsoon's holidays in Tenerife are great for couples, families and friends."
Travelsoon.com is one of the leading travel consultancies in the country, specializing in tailor made and package holidays for our new and established client base. Located in Romford, Essex, Travelsoon works in conjunction with some of the leading tour operators to provide solutions for all manner of our client's holiday requirements. Travelsoon's commitment to consumer satisfaction means that our staff is mindful of the customer experience as a whole, and implements the most up to date technology and systems to ensure their needs are met and exceeded. Our consultants are dedicated to establishing and cultivating relationships with our partners as well as our customers to ensure their holiday stay is unforgettable. Praised for their innovation and creativity, the firm employs over 100 staff and our market share grows from strength to strength. Travelsoon is part of the Freedom Travel Group and is fully ATOL and ABTA bonded.