Virgin Holidays and Elite Island Resorts Caribbean have partnered to launch single-parent holidays in a first for the long-haul holiday market.
The current pricing structure of long-haul holidays is usually based on two adults sharing one room.
When a single parent travels with one child, the child would pay an adult rate as the cost of the room doesn’t take child occupancy into consideration.
The new agreed pricing structure offers a reduction for the second occupant when they are a child.
Virgin Holidays has negotiated this partnership on a ‘free-sale’ model at ten resorts across the Caribbean – including all four resorts within the Elite Island Resorts Collection that offer family-friendly holidays.
The single parent family room rates are available from 1 October 2017 and subject to availability.
As an example, if a single-parent was to travel with one child for a seven-night holiday over the May school holidays in 2018; they would save an average of £398 in an Elite Island Resort hotel.
The most recent Office for National Statistics data shows that there are nearly two million single-parent families living in the UK. This number has increased by 15% in the last twenty years (1996-2016) – with 90% of these families headed by a lone female parent.
Single-parent family holidays are now available to purchase through Virgin Holidays.