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41 percent of Brits miss their own bed on holiday

The consumer site for travel information, trivago.co.uk asked its visitors in their latest survey what they miss most on their holidays. The majority of Brits miss something from home when travelling abroad. On holiday Brits yearn for things that can only be found in their home country and look forward to returning home. This is the conclusion of the latest trivago survey which was answered by 5,352 users in May 2009…

The consumer site for travel information, trivago.co.uk asked its visitors in their latest survey what they miss most on their holidays. The majority of Brits miss something from home when travelling abroad.
 
On holiday Brits yearn for things that can only be found in their home country and look forward to returning home. This is the conclusion of the latest trivago survey which was answered by 5,352 users in May 2009.

41 percent of the Brits stated that they long for their own bed when they are on holiday. 13 percent miss the fact that not everyone speaks English abroad. Six percent of respondents miss their favourite television shows whilst they are away. Only four percent of British travellers miss British pubs and three percent miss British food.

Also in other European countries, the majority of travellers yearn for something from home when travelling abroad. Just as the Brits, the French and the German also miss their own bed (33 and 24 percent respectively). 34 percent of the Italians long for food from home when abroad, 27 percent miss their bidet. The Dutch were the least homesick when away from home; 38 percent of respondents stated that they do not miss anything when on holiday. The Italians were the most homesick, only 14 percent of travellers stated that they do not miss anything when abroad.

The online survey ‘What do you miss most when you travel abroad?’ was answered by 5,352 visitors to trivago from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands throughout May 2009.

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