40% of couples argue about booking their holiday.

40% of couples argue about booking their holiday.

Women wear the trousers when it comes to booking a holiday, a study has revealed.

Research by online travel agency sunshine.co.uk found that over 60%  of women are left feeling nervous at the thought of allowing their partners to book their next romantic getaway.

With only 1 in 10 men arranging their couples retreat by themselves compared to over 80% of trips being booked by women, it looks like the holiday shopping is a woman's world.

In total, half of Brits wouldn't let their partner venture to the travel agents alone.

Chris Clarkson, Managing Director of sunshine.co.uk, explains how the reality of booking your getaway can often dampen your dreams: 'The idea of going abroad on holiday is instantly exciting, especially when you know you’re going to get some relaxing time away with your partner when it is a couple’s holiday. People can have very different tastes and this means that there are bound to be some disagreements when it comes to choosing where to go, where to stay and what to do when you’re there.'

The biggest worry for 55% of people seems to be that our other halves can't be trusted to pick the right destination.

Half of us are stricken with the fear of ending up in a hotel from hell and a quarter of us worry about breaking the bank on our next break.

Chris said: '“Whilst one person may love to spend their time lazing by the pool, their partner might be raring to go and want to explore their holiday destination. It’s all about meeting in the middle and finding somewhere that works for both of you.'

Only 1 in 10 couple's holidays are a team effort, but it isn’t an issue of female domination; over 30% of males also admit to not trusting their partner to book their holiday, it's not surprising then to hear over 40% of couples argue about their travel technicalities.

Holiday harmony or booking bust-up, who wears the travel agent trousers in your relationship?

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk