Brits reveal pet holiday hates
We like everything to be absolutely perfect when we go on holiday, so it’s little wonder that there appears to be a universal list of small niggly aspects that annoy us when we’re on a break.
Research compiled by Thistle Hotels revealed today (February 7th) that traditional annoyances such as rude hotel staff are continuing to rankle British travellers, although the study revealed a more unusual trend as well.
More than a third (38 per cent) of participants in the survey said that paying for Wi-Fi was their top holiday hate, with our ever-increasing reliance on smart phones, tablets and devices continuing to dominate us even while we’re out of the country.
A lack of time away from the internet is not the only worrying statistic – shockingly, the study revealed one in 20 participants would rather spend time online than with their partner.
More than half (51 per cent) even stated that fast, free and reliable Wi-Fi was the most important aspect for them when it came to booking accommodation, above having a swimming pool and being close to local attractions.
Mike DeNoma of Thistle commented: “It’s crazy to think that in 2014 hotel chains are still charging up to £20 a day for Wi-Fi.Our research shows that free, fast and reliable Wi-Fi is very important to holidaymakers … no registrations, no limitations and no fine print.”
Other accommodation-related pet peeves uncovered in the 2,000-person poll included a lack of manners among hotel staff (69 per cent), rooms not being ready on arrival (45 per cent), a limited buffet and menu selection (37 per cent) and not being as close to holiday attractions as advertised (32 per cent).