Parents cutting back on summer holidays

The majority of working parents are not planning a summer holiday this year, according to a poll by

The poll of 300 working parents, sponsored by Eurocamp, found that 32% said they were not taking a holiday this summer. This compared with 25% who had already booked, 20% who planned to book in the next couple of months and 15% who were planning to wait for last minute bargains.
The results of the poll seem to go against latest figures from the travel industry association Abta for the general population which show a 27% increase in bookings at the start of February compared with the same time last year.
TUI Travel, which owns Thomson, First Choice and luxury holiday provider Hayes & Jarvis, is reported to have increased the number of package deals it is offering to meet increased demand.
A previous poll by suggests parents are cutting back on luxuries to beat the recession. A poll of 1,650 parents found almost 50% said they had reduced spending on holidays in the last six months.

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