Thanks to everyone for taking part in our online survey on Irish Family holiday plans for summer 2011. Here is the text of a Press Release we have sent out on the results of the survey:
Staycations – still the preferred holiday choice for Irish families
The pattern of Irish families taking their summer holidays at home in Ireland will continue again this year. A recent survey carried out by online retailer PuddleDucks.ie has found that 79 per cent of Irish families are planning to staycation in Ireland this year.
This contrasts with the 34 per cent of Irish adults who indicated that they are likely to take a family holiday abroad this year, instead of, or as well as, an Irish holiday. The number of families heading abroad has shown a sharp decline from the 56 per cent of Irish families who holidayed abroad in 2009.
For those planning an Irish summer holiday the two main reasons for doing so were the lower overall cost and the greater convenience of travel.
The online poll was carried out from May 20th to 25th and had over 200 respondents.
With this in mind, children’s outdoor clothing specialist PuddleDucks.ie has just released a “Staycation Summer Offer” which combines children’s rain gear with a quality wetsuit for the beach (at a discount of 15% off the normal price).
Suzanne Kingston, owner of PuddleDucks said “Our survey shows that, despite our unpredictable weather, Ireland will be the most popular destination for family holidays again this year. Kids love to be out and about during their summer holidays and if they’re kitted out for rainy days as well as the beach they can make the most of the outdoors – whatever the Irish weather may bring“