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Holidays - Expectations vs. reality - infographic

0 0000000l 000000 Holidays EXPECTATION VS. REALITY Just like many things in life, holidays can be full of ups and downs. One moment you're blissfully soaking up sunrays, and the next, you're being hounded by airport security. Here's what British holidaymakers have to say about their time away "unwinding" from the daily grind. HOLIDAY HAPPINESS People are happiest on holidays when they're: 67% 60% 79% 81% 12 Researching their trip Waking up on the first morning Booking flights and Hitting the main accommodation attractions 80% 76% 56% 39% Home Having the first drink Eating the first meal Shopping for souvenirs Arriving home 50% However, quality R&R need not involve fancy hotels with luxurious linens. 50% of travellers find the most blissfully relaxing part of their holiday is when they head home and get to sleep in their own bed. HOLIDAY STRESS Of course, there can be stressful moments on holiday as well. Stress tends to strike when people are: 45% 45% 52% 37% Getting through airport security Packing Leaving home Getting seated on the plane to leave COMBAT THE STRESS LIST SEATS - minumne gan -low poha quan - an a le - forman humania per v - 1la ura decis / -qura decima v Use a packing list and don't leave it until the last Ask a trusted Be organised; put tickets and passports in a labelled folder and familiarise Look into seat requests (aisle, window, front, rear) and be sure to wear friend to check on your house whilst you're away. yourself with airport security procedures. minute. comfortable clothes. STRESS TRIGGERS Who causes the most stress on holiday? 18% 16% 18% 12% Children Airline/car rental Spouse / significant other Immigration /customs /hotel representatives Flight crews seem to be doing an excellent job. Only 0.87% of people found flight crews as a source of stress during their holidays, despite 1 in 3 people finding settling in on the plane for the return flight home full of stress. GETTING THE HOLIDAY BLUES Besides feelings of bliss and stress, the blues are also a part of the holidaying emotional rollercoaster. The holiday blues start to kick in when people are: 41% 42% 44% AIRPORT 09-00 Waking up on the last morning Packing to go home Travelling to the airport for the return flight LOSING THE HOLIDAY BUZZ Alongside getting the holiday blues, the 'holiday feeling' starts to wear away for people when they're: 20% 11% 20% 9% HOTEL Leaving the hotel Arriving home Arriving back at work/school Going through the work backlog SOCIAL MEDIA Despite all these ups and downs, people will still switch on and share their feelings online. 66% 34% 66% of people will share their bad experiences 34% of people will pretend it was perfect THE UPS & DOWNS OF HOLIDAY TRAVEL Looking back at holiday snaps Researching Booking Getting back to your daily routine Receiving 'time to check in' email 4.5 Sleeping in one's own bed Packing 3.5 Unpacking Leaving Arriving home Travelling to the airport Getting seated Passing airport security 1.5 Passing airport security Getting seated Travelling to the airport Taking off Waking up on the last morning Plane journey Packing to go home Landing Last evening Travelling to the final destination Eating out Arriving Souvenir shopping First meal Taking an excursion First drink Stressed v. Relaxed Going to the main attraction Waking up on the first morning "Blue" v. Excited TIPS FOR HAVING A GOOD HOLIDAY Be realistic Life isn't perfect, so be ready for hiccups. Unplug Don't be tempted to share small mishaps with your online world – the reaction might cause things to further escalate. Plan your next holiday The UK only gets 8 days of public holiday, compared to France who provides 11 and Germany who gives 13. Get more out of your time off by taking two or more short breaks spread throughout the year. PARIS BARCELONA www.FLOYDWORX.COM "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one." - Elbert Hubbard Cheapflights UK Holiday Survey, 2014. Wide variation in EU holiday entitlements, UK amongst lowest – Cheapflights END START Tickets

Holidays - Expectations vs. reality - infographic

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List of different effects you receive during your holiday and how it compares to your expectations.


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