Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Doctor's holiday in Caribbean, Farmers holiday on safari, according to survey

A survey of 3,000 adults by Virgin Atlantic found that people's professions have an influence on their choice of holiday destination. The results found that doctors and cabin crew were more likely to favour the Caribbean while those in the financial sector are most likely to visit New York.

The study also found that farmers are more likely to enjoy a safari compared with a beach holiday.

Greg Dawson, director of corporate communications for Virgin Atlantic, revealed that the results also highlighted a sense of adventurousness among UK travellers. 'Our jobs can often dictate where we holiday as budgets, interests and level of relaxation required are all influenced by what we do for a living. However, what we do have in common, no matter the chosen profession, is that Brits are adventurous travellers, with 80% choosing a new destination each time they holiday.'

Where do travel agents tend to go to?!

Student's to live in holiday camp whilst at university

Some might say that university is one big holiday but this could now actually be true after students at Edge Hill University are to be placed in holiday apartments in Southport after campus halls became fully occupied.

Edge Hill University has seen applications quadruple in the past decade and this has lead to them being forced to find alternative accommodation for its students.

The universities website states that: "Pontin's in Ainsdale is approximately a 25-minute drive from Ormskirk and the apartments include fitted kitchen, private bathroom, TVs (with TV licence) and on-site facilities including swimming pool and supermarket. Bills (electricity, water etc) are included in the prices below."

What a great idea!