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Travellers say no to diets but yes to sunscreen

According to HostelBookers Holiday Habits Survey, 59.8% of respondents said that they never diet before their holiday and 85.6 % said that they have never given up drinking alcohol as part of a pre-holiday diet.

LONDON – There’s always a lot to do before going on holiday and HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, has conducted a study in order to find out the attitudes of travellers towards their pre-holiday preparations. From diets and tanning to haircuts and shopping, it seems that looking good is important to travellers but it is not a priority.

HostelBookers surveyed 855 travellers who revealed that they are very happy with their bodies and cautious about sun exposure.

59.8% of respondents said that they never diet before their holiday and 85.6 % said that they have never given up drinking alcohol as part of a pre-holiday diet. It is important for holiday goers to get tan but to do so wisely – 58.4% of respondents will wear the right sunscreen factor throughout the holiday and 85.8 % will sunbath wearing swimming costumes without revealing too much.

54.1% of men are happy with their body shape and only 17.8% are inspired by actor Daniel Craig’s body. 48.7% of women are also happy with their figures and only 13.1% wish to have singer Beyonce’s body shape.

Women were also asked if they have any beauty treatments before going on holiday and were told to select all that applied from a list of possible answers. The results came up as follows:

  • None: 22.8%
  • Spray tan: 5.7%
  • Sunbed session(s): 7.7%
  • Leg wax: 32.7%
  • Bikini wax: 41.0%
  • Eyebrow wax/thread: 27.8%
  • Manicure: 23.6%
  • Pedicure: 26.6%
  • Haircut/dye: 39.3%
  • Facial: 10.7%
  • Body scrub/treatment: 12.6%

Meanwhile a staggering 53.3% of men don’t have any grooming treatments before their holiday, however 39% will get an haircut.

42.4% of holiday goers spend under £54 on clothes and accessories while 31% splash up to £100. Travellers would rather leave a second pair of shoes or make-up at home than not take their phones with them on holiday.

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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