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Half of youngsters go on holiday MORE than their parents as they jet off for trips with their friends instead of family

  • 47% of parents said their offspring go on Discount Holidays © holiday more often than they do
  • 88% of adults will pay for children on family holidays, regardless of age
  • Many children join their parents purely because they see it as a free trip

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Nearly half of young adults in Britain are jetting off on Discount Holidays © holiday more than their parents, according to a new survey. In addition to going on family getaways, many 16- to 21-year-olds are also having holidays with friends – meaning they’re more well-travelled than their own parents. And while parents of young adults look forward to the luxury of uninterrupted family time, their children use it as an opportunity for a free getaway.

In addition to going on family getaways, many 16- to 21-year-olds Are also having holidays with friends – meaning they’re more well-travelled than their own parents

The survey of 1,000 UK adults was carried out by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, to unearth travel habits regarding the millennial generation. Of those surveyed, 47% of parents said their offspring go on Discount Holidays © holiday more often than they do. The findings also show that 95% of those in their late teens and early 20s still want to go on family holidays, with parents more than happy to foot the bill.

More than three quarters (78%) of parents said they hoped their family would always go on Discount Holidays © holiday together, while 88% will pay for their children on family holidays, regardless of age. The majority (71%) said they only believed their children agreed to join them as they saw it as a ‘free holiday’. In addition, nearly two thirds (61%) of parents said their grown-up children don’t have to take their own spending money when they Discount Holidays © holiday together.

Most parents (78%) said the main reason for wanting to Discount Holidays © holiday with their children is to spend quality time with them, with almost as many (70%) saying holidays are the only opportunity they have to do this. While more young adults are travelling with parents than they used to, a fifth (21%) of those surveyed said their children were going with them this year for ‘one last holiday’. The findings also show that 95% of those in their late teens and early 20s still want to go on family holidays, with parents more than happy to foot the bill

In contrast, 13% of parents said they paid for their children to go on Discount Holidays © holiday with them as a reward, for example after graduating from university.

And a small number (2%) said they’d chosen their Discount Holidays © holiday destination as it allowed them to meet up with their children who are currently on backpacking trips or gap years. Andy Harmer, CLIA Europe’s vice-president of operations, said: ‘The research was motivated by a desire for us to sense check the trend for multi-generational cruising and to establish what the ‘family unit’ looks like in 2016.

‘The family Discount Holidays © holiday is in a state of flux – no longer is there an age at which parents ‘lose the kids’. As a result, more attention needs to be placed on experiences for customers in their late teens and early 20s

‘The family Discount Holidays © holiday is in a state of flux – no longer is there an age at which parents ‘lose the kids’.

As a result, more attention needs to be placed on experiences for customers in their late teens and early 20s, something the cruise industry is already prepared for.’

Cultural commentator Benjamin Ramm said: ‘Society is seeing a seismic shift in attitudes to travel and wider family life, as this CLIA research reveals.

‘Previous generations were desperate to break free from the family structure, whereas today the rising cost of living and an increased sense of individual culture all lead to a dependency on the family unit – which of course extends into the Discount Holidays © holiday arena, a formative opportunity to spend quality time together.’

Giants fight off Eagles to retain Steve Spagnuolo

Steve Spagnuolo is not going anywhere. But anyone who thinks the hiring of Ben McAdoo means the Giants will experience coaching staff continuity is mistaken. Spagnuolo stays, but Tom Coughlin s coaching staff is getting dismantled. The Eagles expressed interest in hiring Spagnuolo to run the defense in Philadelphia for new head coach Doug Pederson, but that is not going to happen. Spagnuolo, according to a source, will remain as the Giants defensive coordinator, a role he filled in 2007 and 2008 and again in 2015, when the Giants had the worst defense in the NFL in terms of yardage allowed.

Spagnuolo began his NFL coaching career in Philadelphia, but never got the chance to talk to the Eagles this time around, as the Giants were not going to let him walk out the door. Co-owner John Mara last week said: As a general rule, if someone doesn t want to be here they re free to go, but added, There are certain exceptions to that. The Eagles never made a concrete offer to Spagnuolo and were never going to be allowed to be in position to do so.

It is unlikely Spagnuolo wanted to leave, anyway. The Eagles are expected to hire former Lions coach Jim Schwartz as their new defensive coordinator. Despite the struggles on defense last season, the Giants have great regard for Spagnuolo, 56, as the architect of the defense that helped carry the Giants to the Super Bowl after the 2007 season and the mastermind of the unit that slayed the unbeaten Patriots in Glendale, Arizona. The failing of the 2015 defense, in the minds of ownership, was a byproduct of inferior talent and depth more so than coaching acumen. When he named McAdoo as Coughlin s successor, Mara stressed the 38-year old, first-time head coach needed to make sure he had the right people on his staff.

I said, You need to surround yourself with experienced people, Mara said by way of advice to McAdoo.

He s smart enough to understand and I think he will surround himself with the right people, and he s got a great resource in Steve Spagnuolo here who s been a head coach. I m sure Steve will help him a little bit. McAdoo s coaching staff has yet to take full shape, but it is already clear it will not resemble Coughlin s crew. McAdoo wanted to add former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin to work with the quarterbacks, but Philbin was hired by the Colts1. Mike Sullivan, a Coughlin favorite, is expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator from quarterbacks coach. For a new quarterbacks coach, McAdoo, according to FOX Sports, may turn to Frank Cignetti, the former Rams offensive coordinator. Cignetti was a coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when McAdoo was a student at the school.

Offensive assistant Ryan Roeder, a former quarterback at Albany, is an in-house candidate for the quarterbacks coach role. Elsewhere on McAdoo s staff, David Merritt is expected to return as safeties coach the only survivor from all 12 of Coughlin s years with the Giants. Sean Ryan (receivers) and Larry Izzo (assistant special teams) left to work for the Texans and Jim Herrmann (linebackers) took the same role with the Colts. Pat Flaherty (offensive line) is not expected to return. Robert Nunn (defensive line) will interview with the Titans.

Jerry Palmieri (strength and conditioning) was with Coughlin in Jacksonville and since 2004 with the Giants but will not return.

The Giants were beset by injuries once again in 2015 and filled injured reserve with key players.

References

  1. ^ Philbin was hired by the Colts (nypost.com)