If you constantly feel the need to tell people about how many places you’ve been to, how amazing your hotel is and spend hours uploading photos to Facebook when you should be enjoying the holiday you’re on, then you’re not alone. Adventure Travel Expert Ben Fogle encourages Brits to take a step back and live in the ‘travel moment’....
According to a new study millions of Brits are desperate to prove that our holidays are always amazing, that we’ve been to more places than our friends and stay in better hotels than our friends. Furthermore, social media such as Facebook and Twitter are making us even more prone to boast about our amazing Holiday.
The research shows that more than 60 percent of us like to show off about our holidays, almost half say it’s important to be ahead of the game when it comes to travelling and a further 40 percent boast that they’re always amongst the first of their friends to go to new destinations
More than 40 percent of us like to show our every Holiday move by uploading endless photos to Facebook and that number increases to 60 percent of 16-44 year olds.
The new research was commissioned by the Hilton HHonors loyalty programme to celebrate The Great Getaway, which offers members up to 40 percent off on any Hilton Worldwide stay between now and 30rd September.The research results also reveal that a quarter of us admit to texting and emailing people when we’re on holiday to tell them how great a time we’re having, even though one-in-five say they only really feel like they’re getting away from it all when they have limited access to technology such as mobile phones and the internet.
And once back on Home soil, we’re keen to continue the boasting. More than 40 percent of us say that even if we discover some hidden, exotic spot we’ll tell everyone and anyone whether that’s every friend, family member or colleague we have, or even strangers via travel sties, social media and blogs.
But while this boasting might be at times irritating for those of us who haven’t been on the holiday, nearly 40 percent of those surveyed say they plan holidays based on recommendations from other people. Is there a fine line between being informing and being boring? Why are we not as adventurous as we think we are?
And if you’re heading away this summer, will you be wasting your precious holiday time by constantly updating your status, uploading pics and sending ‘wish you were here’ texts all day long?
Adventure Travel Expert Ben Fogle has been on some of the most intrepid journeys in the world, but he’s also happy relaxing by a pool. Wherever he is, he always lives in the ‘travel moment,’ and while he loves recounting his adventures, he’s also keen to encourage Brits to relax and step away from competitive travel…