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Thursday 8 December 2016

Children travel farther, earlier

Children are travelling more widely and earlier than their parents did when they were young, according to a survey.

As many as 69pc of parents said their children travelled overseas more often than they did at the same age. The average age at which people took their first trip abroad has come right down, from 12 for those who are now over 65 to less than four years of age for the under-18s.

A quarter of under-18s travelled abroad before their second birthday, while 63pc did so before they were 10.

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