Australians pick family over friends when travelling | The Insight Files |

When it comes to group travel, Australians would rather travel with family over friends, according to an Emirates airline study. Despite the wish to travel with family, for more than a quarter of Australians (28.3%), it has been over five years since their last family holiday. The research also found that in almost half of the cases, the mother is responsible for instigating the trip. "Regardless of age, the research shows there is still a strong appetite from children, even when entering their adult years, and parents and grandparents alike to travel together as a family," said Barry Brown, Emirates' Divisional Vice President for Australasia.