Children decide holiday destinations

More than three in five youngsters claim they decide where their family goes on holiday, according to a new survey.

A total of 61% of 7-15-year-olds said the choice of destination was down to them, said the survey from thomascook.com - the Internet service for the Thomas Cook holiday company.

The survey also showed that 39% of seven-to-nine-year-olds say they research the family holiday on the Internet.

And 60% of the 600 children interviewed nationwide said they wanted an Internet connection when on holiday.

"As Internet penetration has risen among youngsters, we've seen a steady increase in the booking of family holidays," said thomascook.com managing director Andrew Windsor.

"It seems that children are taking a more active role. They're telling their parents where to go rather than the other way around."

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