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More to long haul breaks than relaxation, survey reveals

Holidaymakers travelling on long haul flights overseas are seeking more than relaxation

Holidaymakers travelling on long haul flights overseas are seeking more than relaxation, ABTA – The Travel Association and Kuoni have said.

A survey published by Kuoni last week revealed that 40 percent of holidaymakers use time abroad to discuss important matters, while more than a quarter (26 percent) have discussed whether or not to change jobs.

Almost three quarters (74 percent) believe that their holiday will be the making or breaking of their relationship.

ABTA spokeswoman Frances Tuke said that holiday destinations are often the ideal place to talk about life-changing matters.

"Some of these long haul destinations really give people the space in their heads to do that," she explained.

"A lot of destinations are bubbling through because we have become more adventurous essentially and we are looking for a little bit more when it comes to travel.

"We want personal fulfilment, we are not just looking to flock and drop onto the beaches."

Kuoni’s long haul report also revealed that 27 per cent of holidaymakers use an excursion to reignite their love life.

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