Avanti Travel Insurance blog

16 Jul

Men faster at holiday packing than women

A new survey has highlighted the difference in how men and women prepare for a holiday

A new survey has highlighted the difference in how men and women prepare for a holiday

A new survey has highlighted the difference in how men and women prepare for a holiday, suggesting that men are faster at packing their luggage than their counterparts.

The interesting developments come after a travel expert carried out a survey of 2,000 people on the manner in which they pack their suitcases, unveiling that men pack their luggage in an average time of just 76 minutes, nine minutes quicker than the average time for women, which is 85 minutes. The survey also highlighted the difference in time between young and elderly travellers, with seasoned travellers spending up to half an hour less to pack than those aged between 18 and 34 years old.

Women admit to packing partner’s suitcases

While issues such as passports and over 70s travel insurance cover are aspects which are taken care of very quickly, it seems that 1 in 14 women included in the survey admitted to choosing their partner’s clothes due to the fear that they would be embarrassed by their partner’s wardrobe choices if they don’t.

It shows that some women clearly like to take the lead in packing luggage, something which if carried out in good time could help to save money, particularly if they stay under the baggage allowance by packing only the required toiletries and being realistic with the items you really need to take away, such as documents detailing your medical travel insurance policies and sufficient holiday currency.

Another interesting aspect is that 1 in 25 people, both men and women, state that a bottle of fake tan is an essential cosmetic product to take on holiday. Conditioner was considered an essential for 14 per cent of those questioned, while 21 per cent – or one in five men – stated that they couldn’t head off on their holiday without packing some moisturiser.

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Image Credit: Robert Couse-Baker (flickr.com)

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