Breaks lasting 14 nights – potentially including holidays to Thailand – are still popular with families.

Breaks lasting 14 nights – potentially including holidays to Thailand – are still popular with families.

This was the conclusion of Ascent MI’s Leisure Travel Monitor, which found that holidays of this length made up 40 per cent of all trips taken in summer 2008.

The findings come despite the fact that many experts had predicted the credit crunch would force families to reduce the length of their holidays in order to conserve their finances.

Ascent MI chief executive Sarah Smalley said: “There appears to have been stabilisation.”

It was also found that package holidays were popular with families, perhaps as people look for added peace of mind that goes with booking a break with an Atol-protected company.

A recent Alamo Rent A Car study cited by TravelMole showed that 83 per cent of people went on the same number of breaks abroad last year as they did before the credit crunch set in.

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