Despite some tour operators making price adjustments, single-parent families and parents travelling solo are losing out financially
Single parents are still losing out financially on package holidays, despite moves in the travel industry to cater for them better. According to an investigation by currency exchange firm FairFX, in peak season a single parent travelling with a child can pay up to £500 more than if they were travelling in a couple.
This is because many operators continue to charge a single-person supplement. Additionally, they also only offer free child places when two adults are travelling, suggesting the travel industry continues to focus on the nuclear-family model despite the UK having about two million single parents – accounting for close to 25% of families with dependent children.