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Last Updated: Sunday February 01 2009 16:30 GMT

Are you a jet set kid?

Kids talk about travelling

Children are getting more and more used to flying around the world for holidays, according to a survey.

It reckons that the average child will have been to 14 countries by the time they are 16 years old, and will have travelled almost 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometres).

It also said that fewer than one per cent of children have never left the UK, so are you a jet set kid?

Have you been on lots of holidays to cool places, or have you never left the UK at all?

Have you got relatives in foreign countries you spend time visiting? And what about your friends, are they often jetting off for breaks?

What about the environmental impact of all these flights - does it bother you or do you love your holidays just too much!?!?

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"Because of my dad's job, we've lived in England, Austria, Singapore and Zimbabwe. We used to travel a lot, especially in Singapore. We've been to Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Mozambique, France, and some places in America."

Zoe, 12, London, England

"I used to go on a lot of holidays but now because of the credit crunch we don't go on them much."

Mary, 12, Leicester, England

"Erm... I don't know. I have been to Turkey, Greece, France, Germany, Sweden, Scottland and am going to Singapore."

Alice, 12, Harlow, UK

"I have been to quite a few places but not all by plane. I've been to Italy, Austria, Scotland, France and Germany by car, Austria and France by train, Denmark and Holland by ferry and America, Mexico and Germany by plane."

Sophia, 12, Cambridge, England

"I think I am a jet-set kid because I have been to all these places; Florida three times, Canada three times, Lapland, Gran-Canaria, Cyprus, Turkey two times, Lake-Garda in Italy, Venice, Majorca, EuroDisney two times, Rhodes in Greece and Menorca. I go on at least two holidays a year and think I am very lucky, lucky, lucky!

Jessica, 10, Weston-Super-Mare, England

"I've only been abroad once and it scared me coz I'm scared of flying. I have to go on a plane soon though for my German exchange."

Jessy, 14

"I've only ever been to Cyprus to visit my family."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"I've been to France, Spain and Italy, but "jet set" is an exaggeration."

Rosa, 12, London, England

"I've been on a plane quite a few times and still I feel sick."

Elliot, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"I have been on an aeroplane loads of times, when I was younger I even went to Hong Kong!"

Niamh, 11, West Midlands, England

"I have a lot of friends who have never travelled before, but I'm 12 and have only been to about six different countries. But they were all hot countries, and for once I would just like to go somewhere cold! I do have a friend, same age, who has been to about 14 different countries though!"

Tia, 12, Berkshire, England

"I have been to France, the UK (a ton of times), Ireland, Mexico, Hawaii and I am probably going to Greece this summer."

Lucy, 14, California, USA

"I have been to South Korea, USA, France, Spain, Italy and Norway."

Elizabeth, 11, London, England

"I have been to Spain three times, Portugal, Greece, Rhodes, the Canary Islands four times and the Balearic Islands. I have been to lots of places because my family go on holiday once a year and because my gran lives in Spain."

Max, 11, Nottingham, England

"I don't think that I'm a jet set kid because I have only been on a plane seven times."

Jessica, 11, Auckland, New Zealand

"My dad lives in Japan and my mum and I travel the world and have done since I was two. I have been to 45 countries in 14 years but usually my mum makes us go by boat. I visit my dad once every year."

Viera, 14, Israel/Japan

"I have never left Ireland but I am hopefully going abroad this year."

Claire, 12, Northern Ireland

"I have never been on a plane. Not even once. But I don't want to go in case it crashes. There is a chance of that."

Zoe, 9, London, England

"I am not allowed to fly due to health problems, but I have been to thirty countries. I take a boat across the ocean and from there I take the train. This world is not necessarily jet-set. It is just people are getting out more."

Ariel, 13, New York, USA

"I have been abroad every year of my life! However I have never flown. I have only ever gone on a ferry. I am flying to Ireland this year though! First time ever!"

Gwen, 14, Milton Keynes, England

"No, I'm not a jet-set kid and I think that the number of people travelling abroad will go down because the credit crunch."

Lois, 11, Northern Ireland

"I go on a plane three to six times a year. And I still think it is not enough!"

Amy, 10, Plymouth, England

"I've never been on a plane in my life."

Lauren, 11, Wales

"I went to Lanzarote, Spain when I was little but I don't remember it. I've never been abroad since."

Dan, 14, London, England

"I've only got on a plane two times. I'm from the Philippines and I've been on a plane from there to Amsterdam airport and from there to here - England. And that's all!"

Anna, 13, London, England

"I have been on a plane 25+ times."

Kaleb, 13, Copenhagen, Denmark

"I've been on a plane five times and I'm going to Portugal this year. Hopefully. But the credit crunch is hitting us so it might be CANCELLED!"

Izzy, 12, Southend-on-Sea, England

"I have never actually been on a plane and I don't plan to soon! I always drive on holiday and go on a ferry or the channel tunnel!!"

Lola, 12, Brighton, England

"I've been to Tunisia, Spain, Italy, Turkey and France. I'm concerned about the environment because people go on holidays loads and it causes pollution."

Zara, 11, London, England

"I have been to Vietnam twice and Bali once but I have also been to a lot of other places - Jamaica, America, Italy, Maldives. People I know think I am lucky because most people in my school haven't been out of England!"

Bethan, 11, Devon, England

"I think that people should think more about the environment in that way, but also everyone deserves a nice break every once in a while."

Samantha, 11, Cheshire, England

"No - I've never been on a plane before!"

Amy, 14, Leeds, England

"I've been to Greece, Portugal, Spain twice and to America."

James, 11, Cheshire, England

"I have been to Scotland, America, Spain, France, Italy and I go to Pakistan every two years. My mum and dad both have family there and it is good to spend time with my other cousins."

Sabrina, 12, Middlesex, England

"I'm only 12 and I've been on a plane 20+ times and three times on my own. My friend has never left the UK."

Simone, 12, Isle of Wight, England

"I don't travel as much as some people in my class. I've been to... Florida, France (twice on boat), Austria - snowboarding - and I was supposed to be going to France snowboarding but we have cancelled the holiday because my dad has broken his ankle."

Natalie, 12, North Wales

"I've been to France twice, twice to Turkey, once to Spain and I'm going to Singapore in February because my granddad won four free tickets!!!!"

George, 11, London, England

"I've never gone to any country other than England. Some children don't know how lucky they are."

Miranda, 13, England

"I have been to lots of places in the world. Also I have been on a plane 25 TIMES because I go on holiday two or three times a year."

Rhea, 12, Essex, England

"I go on holiday about four times a year to France, Italy and Germany. But my dad goes once a month!"

Melodie, 12, Southend-on-Sea, England

"I have never gone out of Britain in my life, but I might be going abroad this summer."

Rory, 10, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I haven't been to that many places on a plane but it's strange that in the past year I have been on a plane more times than any other year."

Emer, 12, London, England

"I'm a jet set kid; in June I'm going to Portugal, the place I've been to most is Greece. I've been to Rhodes three times, Kos three times, Crete, Turkey twice and the Canary Islands."

Lucy, 12, Manchester, England

"I have been to Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, Florida, Miami, Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia."

Amelia, 9, Hampshire, England

"I have been on holiday 11 times so altogether I've been on a plane 22 times."

Luke, 11, Croydon, England

"I have been to many countries and I love going on holidays because I like to know all the interesting facts about that country."

Mhairi, 11, Kilmarnock, Scotland

"I don't know what it's like to go on an aeroplane because I have never been abroad."

Abbie, 12, Bristol, England

"I have never left the UK but I think that Wales, Scotland and England have amazing attractions and countryside."

Amy, 11, Caerphilly, Wales

"I love going abroad. We try and go somewhere different every year!"

Bethan, 14, Gloucester, England

"I go to Spain twice a year - I've been there nine times."

Saban, 13, UK

"I used to go to loads of different countries like Africa and America but it's all too expensive now as my dad lost his job. I think it's good that people go abroad lots though, because you get to experience different food, cultures and wildlife."

Holly, 12, Manchester, England

"It's not fair... I only go to Aberdeen for my holiday :( My friend has been to eight places abroad."

Lauren, 12, Scotland

"I am originally from Newcastle, England, but I moved to the south of Norway last year and I'm due to visit relatives, so I am on planes a lot."

Madeline, 13, Stavanger, Norway

"I'm going to France in May and Florida in October. I've been abroad eight times in total."

Rebekah, 12, Scotland

"Mum and dad are using all the air miles they've collected from the past 14 years and allowing me to fly with them first class to San Francisco. This will be my fourth trip abroad."

Ameile, 9, London, England

"I've been on a plane twice when I was five and I know someone who's been on a plane 24 times, and they're only 12."

Katie, 12, Warwickshire, England

"We have a house in Mallorca so we go there a lot and I also go on school trips a lot."

Nina, 13, Yorkshire, England

"Last year I went to Japan with my dad and his girlfriend and this year I'm going to Florida with my mum."

Gemma, 10, Doncaster, England

"I have only been on a few holidays abroad because my mum is scared of flying, and we just haven't got enough money to go on any, anymore."

Caitlin, 11, Essex, England

"I've been on holiday 16 times and now with the credit crunch I don't think I'll be going on holiday as much."

Shannon, 14, Canterbury, England

"The only time I left the UK was in 1998, which was 11 years ago and because of the credit crunch I won't be able to go for a while."

Naseem, 13, Newport, Wales

"I have been on a plane lots of times but I wouldn't say that I am a jet set kid!!!"

Jessica, 13, London, England

"I have been abroad every year since I was two, so I have been abroad 13 times! And this year I am having two holidays, one to Madrid in Spain and to Turkey again!"

Zoe, 14, Essex, England

"I went to South Africa for two weeks by myself! It was great, I went to visit my grandma. I love going abroad!"

Erin, 13

"I've never been on a plane but I have been out of the country to France, but I go on a ferry. I don't think I'd like to go on a plane because it would be a bit scary!"

Iris, 11, Bristol, England

"I've travelled quite a lot, I've been to Portugal, Crete and Kos."

Charlotte, 13, Leicestershire, England

"I have only been to two countries, Germany and Singapore, but that was when I was small so I don't remember them. Plus they were only to see family. I always go on holiday in Cornwall. I don't think I'm very jet set."

Lucy, 10, Reading, England

"I have been abroad quite a bit. I've been to Scotland, Wales, South Africa, Florida, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tunisia and Australia. I am flying to France in spring."

Holly, 14, Cumbria, England

"I have been on 13 holidays, I've been to places like Singapore, Sri Lanka, Portugal, Australia, Spain, Florida & lots of others. I want to travel when I'm older so I can be a marine biologist."

Molly, 11, Wakefield, England

"My dad grew up in America, so I've been there quite a lot visiting relatives. I've been to a lot of Europe too but I definitely like America the best."

Abbie, 13, Sheffield, England

"I'm very lucky! My dad is a pilot and when I fly I can often sit in the cockpit. I love flying and in the future hope to become a pilot too."

Adriano, 12, Rome, Italy

"I've been to Spain three times and France once. We went on the ferry to France though, which is different."

Lucy, 13, Kent, England

"I have never been on a plane and I'm not sure why. The furthest I have ever been is Cornwall."

Max, 8, Gloucestershire, England

"I have travelled quite a lot. I've been to Thailand, Antigua, America, Greece, France, Spain and Austria. I want to be a travel journalist when I'm older because I love travelling!"

Louise, 14, Glasgow, Scotland

"I've been to loads of places on holiday - France, England, Australia, Singapore and New York. When I went to Australia, to get around the country I went on about nine plane journeys!"

David, 14, Midlothian, Scotland

"I have been on a holiday around the world last summer with my mum."

Jake, 11, Middlesex, England

"I love travelling and I've have been to lots of places, about 10 or 11 countries. I want to visit so many other places!"

Laura, 14, Staffordshire, England

"I've been on a plane lots of times, it's really cool to see all different types of cultures and places."

Charly, 13, London, England

"I have never been out of the UK, when I go on holidays they're always to somewhere else in England."

Michael, 15, Watford, England

"I have been on a plane abroad more than once but I don't really like the taking off part or the landing. To be honest none of it makes me feel practically good but I know people like me take it for granted when some children don't have the opportunity to go abroad... it really makes me think and appreciate how lucky I am!!"

Robin, 11, Gloucester, England

"When I go on holiday I usually go to Majorca but this year I'm going to Australia. I can't wait because I am from Australia but I moved here last February."

Hollie, 14, Cornwall, England

"I lived in New Zealand for almost five years and I have also been to Wales, Australia, China, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Scotland and America."

Rosa, 13, Hampshire, England

"I went on holiday last year and it was good, but not great. When I got on the plane I was not scared."

Hinna, 12, Surrey, England

"I've only been on a plane to and from England! I think that people who go abroad all the time are really lucky, but I probably wouldn't want to myself!!! I used to get car sick."

Cara, 13, Glasgow, Scotland

"I have been to Greece, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain!! I am going to Austria later this year but not by plane!! I love flying though!"

Jen, 14, UK

"I've never been anywhere abroad. I have lots of relatives in Australia, but they come here."

Emily, 11, UK

"I have been on a 747 plane six times."

Lewis, 10, Oxford, England

"I have never been on a plane before! The only other countries I have been to are Wales, Ireland and France."

Reuben, 14, Kent, England

"I've been to sooo many places, it's getting really boring travelling whilst other people haven't left the UK at all!!"

Maria, 12

"Because of the credit crunch I probably won't have as many holidays so I might forget what it's like to be on an aeroplane."

Molly, 12, Gloucestershire, England

"I have never travelled abroad so children who have are lucky."

Michaela, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"My friend has been on a plane 14 times and I have never even left the UK!"

Scarlett, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"When I was 12, I went to South Africa which was AMAZING! I did the world's highest zip-wire and my mum and dad did the world's highest bungee jump. I also went up Tabletop Mountain and went to Robin Island, where Nelson Mandela was in prison. I had a great time and want to go again before I am 21."

Sophie, 13, Kent, England