A survey has revealed that 45 per cent of young people aged 18-34 still go on holiday with their parents, and 24 per cent expect their mum and dad to pay for them.
With multigenerational travel a trend that’s on the up, it’s unsurprising to see that about 20 per cent of young adults living in the UK have a holiday with their parents booked in 2019.
A big motivating factor is budget, with many young people unable to afford trips away unless they are funded by their parents.
Reassuringly, of the 2,000 respondents to the survey, just under half said that they enjoy spending time with their parents and that was the main reason for holidaying with them.
But 12 per cent were mainly motivated by the location and wouldn’t go with their parents if it was to a place they weren’t interested in seeing.
More women are choosing to go on holiday with their parents than men, with 49 per cent of females saying they have been away with their parents, compared to 41 per cent of males.
Young adults in Northern Ireland are the least likely to take a trip with their parents.
Women are also more likely to expect their parents to pay for or supplement the trip and, when broken down by country, those living in Wales are most likely to expect financial support.
Just 4 per cent of young people said they would only travel with their parents if they had no one else to go on holiday with, and 5 per cent said that they would go on holiday with their parents to have a more lavish experience.
Interestingly, 22 per cent of young adults would refuse to go on holiday with their parents at all.
The survey was commissioned by My Late Deals.