11 Mar '11, 9pm

Extended holiday

Ah, there's nothing like a trip for some family bonding. But how about one that includes your grandparents, in-laws, baby cousins and an auntie twice removed? For some, the very idea is enough to send them scurrying in the opposite direction. For others, it's an annual tradition they actually look forward to. While most travellers have vacationed with either their parents or their kids, there is an increasing number of them who are taking their extended families along. The commonplace three-generational family has evolved into a tribe trooping off to fly, sight-see, eat, bunk and stick together. The trend easily points to the smaller size of nuclear families as well as the spending power of baby boomers and Gen X'ers who are now having their own children. "The increase in affluence has allowed for middle-aged travellers to take their ageing parents and children abroad toge...

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