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Traditional two week holidays are dying out

29/02/2008

The traditional two week holiday is facing extinction, says the Holiday Inn.

Research conducted by the hotel chain revealed that 52 per cent of Brits will not be taking a two week summer holiday this year.

Those surveyed cited the reason for this as a lack of time and money.

"Over the past few years, we've seen a huge surge in the number of people booking into Holiday Inns for short breaks, " said spokesman for Holiday Inn, Chris Hale.

"Gone are the bad old days when people would save all year for their annual two week summer holiday at the busiest and most expensive period – we're much too savvy nowadays."

Furthermore, the survey revealed that Brits have swapped the fortnight of frolicking for around four short breaks per year, costing roughly £349.11 each.

In other news, pregnant women have been advised by the Royal College of this week that having a baby on board does not necessarily mean they have to stay grounded during the holiday season.

The college notes that each pregnancy is different and there are no definitive dos and don'ts for pregnant women – each case should be assessed individually before a decision is made whether or not to take to the skies.

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