Travelling with the family is a real passion for radio DJ and mum of four Jo Whiley, just as it is for many families across the UK: new research has found that over two-thirds (67%) of the nation will travel up to four times a year with nearly a quarter (23%) taking over five trips.
The research, by American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card, found that we are also a nation of planners, with one in ten (10%) planning their next trip whilst on their current holiday and nearly a fifth (18%) of us booking this within a month of returning home. 37% also like to spread out their pre-holiday spending, buying toiletries, clothes and other essentials four weeks in advance of a holiday. It’s no wonder we like to do this, with nearly 32% of Brits spending over £100 and one in ten (10%) paying out over £200 ahead of their holiday.
Jo Whiley, ambassador for the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card says: “It’s important to me that my children get to experience different cultures and see the world, so we try to travel frequently as a family. I have four children with ages ranging from 4-20 years so when I look for a holiday the key thing is finding something that is right for everyone, so we’re all happy and we stay within budget, as with six of us, the costs can mount up!”
“For me, having an American Express Gold Card makes total sense – it gives me the flexibility to create the perfect holiday for the family. I get points from things that I buy every day, like supermarket shopping and petrol and can spend these on the high street and online to help with my pre-holiday shop. I can also put my points towards flights or hire car upgrades and hotel costs so that we can treat ourselves to a few little luxuries on our trip, whilst keeping within our budget.”
Watch the video below to hear Jo’s top tips to help you travel on your terms and enjoy the ultimate family holiday.
Jo Whiley is the ambassador for the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card, which gives you and your family the freedom to travel on your terms, with its flexible rewards programme. For more information visit: www.amex.co.uk/gold.”