Our latest survey shows that Brits would spend more just to avoid kids on their foreign holiday, while Croatia, Scandinavia and long-haul destinations prove best bets for adult-only holidays.
Not all of us are looking forward to the start of the school holidays next month. In fact nearly two-thirds (60%) would be willing to pay more for a child-free holiday, our survey* has revealed.
Summer is fast approaching, but one in three Brits are so desperate to have a holiday away from swarms of schoolchildren, they would happily pay an extra £50 per person per week for the luxury. For added no-kid guarantee, 14% would fork out more than £100 extra per week.
Aside from splashing the cash, 71% have resorted to different measures to escape the nippers on their summer break. For 28% of Brits, resorts offering a kids’ club or children’s pool are the ones to steer well clear of if it’s kid-free fun you’re after. Almost half (49%) also swear by never travelling during school holidays.
Despite careful planning, 3% of holidaymakers who mistakenly arrived in family-friendly resorts admitted they moved to another quieter adults-only hotel. Another 3% said this wasn’t far away enough, skipping town completely to stay in another resort entirely!
You don’t have to go all the way to Timbuktu to escape the little darlings, but going long-haul is a popular option. Almost one in five have flown further afield in the hope of a quieter holiday. However, our data shows that there are destinations closer to home which holidaymakers may want to consider in the search for quieter resorts this summer.
Forget the Costas and head to Croatia, hotly tipped to be the next major hotspot for British tourists and has the highest percentage of adult only flight searches. Alternatively, check out the Scandinavian countries for a child-free holiday with a difference. If you do want to stretch those wings a bit more then consider China, Thailand and Australia, as we found that they far fewer families search for flights there.
*Skyscanner data looked at the percentage of searches in July and August 2013 for children’s tickets.
1,000 UK adults were surveyed by OnePoll