Today’s teenagers have all the information in the world at their fingertips through the internet and our new survey has shown they’re not afraid to use it!
For instance, we have found that nine out of ten teenagers use technology and the internet to help choose the family holiday.
You may think that teenagers spend all their online time browsing Instagram or chatting to friends on Whats’App, but nowadays they are using their smartphones and tablets to weigh in on family decisions. This could be anything from what they get in the weekly shop to what kind of car their parents buy, they are full of opinions!
This is massively changing how families look at approaching big decisions with our survey finding that almost three in four parents (73%) with children aged 11-16 admitted to always consulting their children on important household choices.
Gone are the days when you picked up brochures at your local travel agent and phoned up to book. Now, through review websites and peer recommendations, today’s teenagers have a view on everything and the stats to back it up. Whilst we’re on the topic of reviews, we are recommended by 96% of our previous guests!
The benefits of teenagers using technology are clear to see, however you cannot put a price on proper family time together and this is best done on an adventure holiday.
Our family narrowboat adventures are the perfect UK staycation to keep all of the family happy. With over 2,200 miles of UK waterways to explore at your leisure and a tonne of attractions and quirky stops along the way, there is something for everyone as well as luxury onboard comfort, TV and Wi-Fi.