TripAdvisor also conducted a family travel survey of more than 2,400 respondents worldwide. Not surprisingly more than half of travellers surveyed (51 percent) said money is the biggest barrier when it comes to taking family holidays and the most difficult part is staying on budget, according to nearly one-third (30 percent) of respondents who take trips with their children.
Forty percent of travellers said they sometimes include the grandparents on a family vacation and 10 percent of those travellers said it's so they can pay part or all of the tab (beyond their own expenses). Twelve percent of British travellers said that they felt guilty if they didn’t take the grandparents.
More than half of all British respondents (55 percent) admitted that they sometimes leave the children behind when it comes to leisure trips.
Twenty-three percent of British travellers plan to take more family holidays in the next 12 months than in the last 12 months, while 61 percent plan to take the same amount. Thirty three percent said they will spend more on their family travel this year than last.
Top 10 Bargain Family Hotels in Europe
1. Club del Sol Aparthotel, Pollenca, Majorca, Spain -- Average Nightly Rate: £59
Overlooking the sea and surrounded by the Majorcan mountains, Club del Sol Aparthotel is a great place for a family holiday, and features two pools and entertainment coordinators, who ensure a fun-filled stay. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, “Club del Sol is what you want if you have kids, and we'll stay there again. We found the staff at Club del Sol very friendly and they were fantastic with our two-year-old daughter.