The 'silly season' prompts stories which usually wouldn't see the light of day so IFAonline's Silly Season Shorts highlights the 'financial services news' hoping to catch the media eye.
A 'travel insurance' survey by Portman Building Society reveals 20% of both boys and girls aged 18-24 enjoy holidays with single sex groups, but only girls continue to holiday with their girlfriends later in life.
It’s still a small proportion though, as the research suggests 8% of 55-64 year old women expect to take a girls-only break in the next year and 7% of 65s and older do.
This compares to just 1% and 2% of men in the same respective age groups planning a ‘lads’ holiday.
Furthermore, 10% of women aged 65 and over say they have the most fun when they holiday with other women, while men increasingly find they enjoy holidaying alone.
Helen Shaw, group communications manager at Portman Building Society, states: “Perhaps there many be some truth to the stereotype of ‘grumpy old men’?”
Portman says people – presumably girls, boys and grumpy old men – can get information about the travel insurance products it offers from its website.
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