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Brits predict holidays to the moon

By Chris Gibbings

The moon, yesterdayHolidaymakers could find travel insurance premiums rocketing if British pollsters are right in predicting holidays to the moon in as little as nine years' time.

A poll on expectations of holidays of the future showed that of 1,926 people approached, 11% answered 'yes' to the question 'Do you think that holidays to the moon will be possible by 2020?'

Another 22% in the poll by Sunshine.co.uk thought that at least 'space-station resorts' would be viable by the same year and holidays would be possible there.

There are already plans to offer sub-orbital spaceflights to paying members of the public, suggesting that space holidays could be within our grasp.

Chris Brown, co-founder of sunshine.co.uk, said: "It seems that some people just aren't content with the holidays of today. Some evidently quite like the idea of floating through space, as opposed to lounging by the pool or walking along a sunny beach. It's interesting to see what some people think will be possible in the near future."