Holidays ‘Cost More’ For Single Parents

With the summer holidays just around the corner, many parents will no doubt be planning to go on holiday with their little ones, but if you’re a single parent you may find that the cost of taking a break with your child is higher than you’d like.

According to research conducted for Sky News, it can cost a single parent travelling with one child up to 28 per cent more for a holiday, than two parents travelling with one child.

The survey, which was carried out by FairFX for the news provider, noted that there are a number of issues if you’re a single parent, including that many of the free child places are only on offer if two adults are travelling.

Chief executive of FairFX Ian Strafford-Taylor said that the travel industry should rethink the way it prices holidays.

“People go online more and people’s family units are changing all the time so holiday companies need to adapt and start offering a discount to single parents,” he stated.

Of course, travelling with a small child - or children - can be stressful at the best of time, so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for going away without having mountains of luggage to carry.

Hello! recently highlighted some of the top baby travel products, with many singled out for their versatility, ease of use and weight.

A fold-away high chair, multifunctional mat and a lightweight baby carrier were among the items it picked out as must-haves for parents who need to go away with their little ones.

Whether you’re looking for something like the Bumbleride baby changing bag to carry all of your essentials, or a waterproof changing mat that folds into its own pouch, we’ll have what you need for happy travels this summer at Baby Luxe