Travelling abroad with friends or family is always a great cause for celebration, but just how do the British travel? What do we expect to find at our holiday destinations and more worryingly what do we bring back with us?
With 44%* of UK adults going on at least one overseas holiday a year, GoGroups and StagWeb.co.uk asked the important questions of those flying the friendly skies to see how we relax, which celebrity we’d most like to sit next to, what we take with us and just how many people have ever thought of joining the mile high club.
Britain’s must have travel gadget remains the good old fashioned book, which unlike the e-book (which came a respectable 3rd place in our poll) remains untroubled by battery life and you don’t have to turn it on at customs. The trusty laptop/tablet took 2nd place.
Noisy children were top of the people you’d least want to sit next to (44%), while it seems we’re most tolerant towards nervous travellers.
Women would most like to find themselves sharing an arm rest with George Clooney while men opted for the mighty brains of Stephen Fry to swap pub trivia with. Mr Fry and David Beckham came in the top 5 for both men and women.
However in the age where women see in Shades of Grey 4.7% of women claimed to already be members.
Our hand luggage runneth over, as well as a veritable zoo of straw donkeys and stuffed toys, trinkets we’ve brought home include a wide selection of the weird and wonderful; photo frames made of elephant dung, cavalry swords, other people’s underwear and a wallet made of kangaroo scrotums have all made it through customs.