Survey by Yas Island reveals children’s holiday preferences
Children are the most influential factor in vacation-planning
A survey conducted with over 2,000 children aged between seven and 14, along with their parents, across six countries in the Gulf revealed that children are the most influential factor in vacation-planning. The poll elucidated that 30% of children prefer travelling to a new destination while 27% wish to visit water parks and 25% like recreational cities. 17% of children enjoy visiting coastal destinations.
Although close relatives and friends were the preferred travelling companions of 37% and 30% of children respectively, 66% of children preferred to travel with their mothers while 51% preferred travelling with both parents. 47% of respondents claimed that finding a suitable family destination was their most important concern, while 24% cited costs as another major concern.
In lieu of this, Yas Island has launched a free children's entry package. This includes accommodation and free access to the island's entertainment facilities for children under 12 accompanied by an adult when booked for one or more nights in an island or Abu Dhabi hotel.