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Brit kids have travelled to some amazing places by the time they're age 4 – how many have you been to?

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by October 21, 2016 General

Up to half of British children have enjoyed exotic long-haul holidays by the age of FOUR, new research revealed today.

And up to one in 10 of the ‘globe totters’ have done so by their first birthday, it added.

Britain is a nation of junior jetsetters with 63 per cent taking their first plane trip by the age of four, but the new figures suggest the infants are now going more often and further afield.

Top destinations for the long-haul little ones include Sir Lanka, Thailand and Australia, accoring to the survey of 1,000 parents by airline Emirates.

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The Maldives are the second most popular long-haul destination

Long plane journeys are less of a strain than they used to be as children now watch in-flight entertainment or their own smart devices as well as sleeping or reading a book.

Emirates revealed nearly nine in 10 parents believe holidays and travel help with their children’s development and boosts their creative side, as it launches a Flight Time Stories scheme for families.

It allows them to create holiday-inspired stories, the best of which will feature in a new children’s book.

Improved in-flight entertainment can keep kids occupied for longer

Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ UK vice-president, said: “Travelling is a great way for families to spend time together, exploring the world and creating new memories.

‘It’s encouraging to see more families travelling abroad with young children and creating incredible memories to inspire their own stories.”

Top 10 long-haul destinations for UK families in 2016

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The Seychelles, Thailand and Australia make the top 10

  1. Dubai, UAE
  2. Maldives
  3. Mauritius
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Phuket, Thailand
  6. Sydney, Australia
  7. Melbourne, Australia
  8. Seychelles
  9. Bangkok, Thailand
  10. Singapore
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