Brits have been found to be more relaxed than Americans when it comes to holiday planning, even packing.
A study of 2,000 British and American holidaymakers found that almost 2/3 of those across the pond admit to packing the night before they go, compared to more than half of Brits.
It also found that US travelers are more forgetful and more likely to book activities four weeks before touching down at their destination.
Brits are even more relaxed once they get on holiday, with Americans doing an average of five excursion activities (such as trips or tours) each holiday.
However, the surprises went the other way, as Americans were found to be more likely to travel to places with higher temperatures, despite Britons’ reputation for seeking sunshine abroad.
On the other hand, US holidaymakers were more content to explore their own country, while UK travelers understandably preferred to visit abroad given the relative size of the two nations.
Things are not rosy for Americans, however, as US couples who went abroad together were more likely to argue than their UK counterparts.
Both groups of vacationers believe that their country is organized in preparation for the holidays.
In fact, Americans are more likely to describe themselves as “spontaneous” when booking vacations.
The data, however, shows that an average of 14 hours is spent preparing for the holidays in the US, compared to just 11.5 hours in the UK.
Jon Owen, CEO of Go City (the company that commissioned the research) said: “These results provide an interesting insight into travel patterns.
“Travelers must become advance planners to get the access and experiences they expect on their city break.
“Because the demand is so high we will see the number of hours spent on planning continue to increase.”
Brits are more relaxed than Americans when it comes to travel plans, even when packing
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