Over 50% of Brits happy to take their Mother-in-law on holiday

Despite the stereotypical jokes and jibes, a new survey in the lead up to Mother’s Day from holiday rental site HomeAway.co.uk has revealed that over 50% of people would happily go on holiday with their mother-in-law.

Nearly 45% of respondents travel with their extended family at least once a year and surprisingly three quarters said they enjoy holidaying this way as it gives them the chance to spend quality time together. On the other hand, 20% admitted it saves them money and an honest 13% said it helped with childcare as it means a free babysitter.

With 40% of people booking rental villas and apartments, the survey once again reflects the growing belief that you don’t have to stay in a 5 star hotel to enjoy a 5 star holiday.

As sparks can fly in some situations, 16% said they would stay at home if their mother-in-law was tagging along and 18% admitted such an arrangement would cause tension in the relationship.

Erica Chang, Regional Director for HomeAway.co.uk, said, “Whilst many of us don’t automatically think of going away with our mother-in-law, it is becoming an increasingly popular holiday choice for many families. We believe these results highlight that many families are learning to be more flexible and strategic about when and where they travel, how much they can spend on accommodation and who they go away with to get the most out of their well-earned break”.

She added,“With many people preferring to rent holiday homes, HomeAway.co.uk is the perfect solution as we offer a wide range of accommodation that works brilliantly for extended families. You can choose where you stay, how many bedrooms there are, whether you need an annex or multiple apartments, which facilities are a must and find a property that ticks all the boxes within the budget.”

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