Almost half of young Brits still holiday with their parents, and a quarter expect them to foot the bill, according to new figures.
A survey of over 2,000 Brits aged 18-24 by holiday comparison site My Late Deals has revealed 45% of young people have been on holiday with their parents since turning 18. What’s more, 24% said they expect their parents to pay for any trips they take together.
It’s women who are choosing to go on holiday with their family most often, with 48.8% saying they have been away with their parents, compared with 41.2% of men.
Women are also more likely to expect their parents to pay for trips, the survey found – 25.6% said they should, compared with 23.2% of men.
When asked why they go on holiday with their parents, two in five (41.1%) young people said they enjoy spending time with them.
Another 12.2% said they would go on holiday with their parents if they wanted to visit the same location, and 4.3% said they would only holiday with their parents if they had no one else to go on holiday with.
But one in five young adults are financially motivated to go on holiday with their parents – one in 10 said they would go if it was free for them, 5.3% said their parents’ holidays are more lavish than their budget would afford, and 4.8% said they couldn’t afford a holiday at all otherwise.
When questioned about future holidays with parents, one in five (19.6%) young Brits admitted to having a holiday with their parents booked for later on this year.
However, almost a quarter (22.3%) of Brits said they would point blank refuse to go on holiday with their parents.