compare EuroEUR1.1400 compare US DollarUSD1.3661
compare Turkish LiraTRY10.6942 compare Canadian DollarCAD1.6952
compare Egyptian PoundsEGP20.7034 compare Australian DollarAUD1.7498
compare New Zealand DollarNZD1.8924 compare South African RandZAR19.4004
compare Thailand BahtsTHB42.2646 compare Argentine PesoARS127.5000

Most parents would take children out of class for a cheaper holiday

Posted on 22 Feb at 9 AM Tags:

Recent research suggests that half of parents in the UK would be happy for their children to miss school if it meant getting a cheaper deal on a family holiday. The survey by Direct Line Travel Insurance found that 55 per cent of parents would book a trip during term time to save on inflated school holiday prices.

Advice by the government that schools should impose a fine on parents for any unauthorised absences appears to have had a limited impact as 43 per cent of parents admitted they had no idea what the school’s policy was.

Of those who said they would take a child away from their studies, two-thirds admitted they would do so if it shaved just £500 of the cost of going away. According to loveholidays.com, the cost of a holiday can be dramatically reduced if it is booked outside of the school holiday periods.

A family of four going on holiday to Malta over Easter for seven nights could end up spending £3,489.15, according to the website. However, by travelling on an all-inclusive deal just two weeks earlier, that same family would only have to spend £1,680, a saving of £1,809.15.

Loveholidays.com’s Alex Francis said families can save a significant amount of cash if they book travel and accommodation at times that are not holiday periods for UK schools.


Leave a Comment

Your Name (required)
Email (will not be published) (required)
Website
Type: