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Holidays to moon 'possible by 2020'

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More than one in 10 (11%) of Britons believe that holidays to the moon will be possible by 2020, a poll has shown.

A survey of 1,926 people by online travel agency found that a further one in five (22%) think travellers to the satellite would be able to holiday at "space-station resorts", which would have been set up on the moon by 2020.

The survey aimed to gauge the level of people's expectations of future holidays possible in their lifetime.

Chris Brown, co-founder of, said: "It seems that some people just are not 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."

Plans for sub-orbital commercial space flights are already in place - suggesting that it is not too early to start thinking about space travel insurance.

© Press Association 2011