Average 15 year old travelled twice distance of parents by same age, says research

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Today's children have travelled as far as South America and the Middle East Credit: Getty

By the time they turn 15, the average child today will have clocked up 3,754 miles travelling around the world, twice as far as their parents had by the same age, according to new research.

Children of 15 and under have also enjoyed on average four holidays abroad, taken several flights and travelled as far as the Middle East and South America.

A survey commissioned by Heathrow Express questioned 2,000 parents with children up to the age of 15.

Ninety per cent of those surveyed agreed that travel is important to a child’s upbringing. Meanwhile, six in 10 thought a holiday abroad helped to create family memories.

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