2008 News Archive - Holidays - Couples 'catch up with long weekends'

12 03 2008

Couples who have children can struggle to spend quality time together when their offspring is young, it has been reported.

According to research by Holiday Inn, on average parents enjoy 15 minutes per day in each other's company due to a hectic family life.

However, once children have flown the nest, couples are able to enjoy short breaks and long weekends abroad in order to catch up on one another's company, the organisation reports.

"Getting away is clearly a really important treat for parents - I bet most of them must really look forward to that one night a year in a great, big, comfy hotel bed," Chris Hale, spokesman for Holiday Inn, commented.

He added that once children have left home, a "huge number" of parents choose to enjoy weekend breaks.

Meanwhile, hitched.co.uk recently revealed that pre-marriage couples often opt to take their stag and hen dos abroad.

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