Grandparents heading overseas with their children and grandchildren this summer need to make sure they have a travel insurance policy in place, one company has suggested.
There has been a growing trend of grandparents being invited on holidays, as they are drafted in to lend a hand with childcare, Rias discovered.
It believes that as many as 20 per cent of the country's grandparents regularly go on holiday with their wider family.
Figures also showed that 26 per cent of grandparents have taken their grandchildren away without their parents so they can spend quality time together.
Janet Connor, managing director at Rias, commented: "It is vital they have adequate travel insurance cover should something unexpected happen, and that any children they're travelling with are covered too."
It was recently suggested by Chrissie Lewandowski, partner at SingleWithKids.co.uk, that Mediterranean breaks are making a comeback this year as people seek to control their spending.