Wednesday 19 December 2012

Australians not travelling to a family Christmas

A survey conducted by showed that 80 per cent of Australians want to travel to see family this Christmas but less than 40 per cent have actually made travel plans.

The survey cites the cost of peak-season travel the main reason for not visiting their families this Christmas.

Around 20 per cent of people wish they could travel to escape their family, with 5 per cent of respondents doing exactly that this Christmas.

Parents and children topped the list of favourite family members to visit while the in-laws dipped out with less than 2 per cent of people having them on their holiday travel wishlist.

More than 10 per cent of the survey respondents said that they will avoid seeing their brother or sisters.

The sense of anticipation before seeing the family was the most enjoyable factor of Christmas time travel with only 15 per cent of Australian travellers responding that one of their favourite aspects of holiday travel was setting down with something to drink.

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