Majority of women exhausted from planning holiday before even arriving

Roshina Jowaheer
Majority of women exhausted from planning holiday before even arriving
Majority of women exhausted from planning holiday before even arriving


Going on holiday is not always as relaxing as it should be for women as eight out ten admit they get no assistance from their other half with the planning of a trip - other than picking the destination.

The Daily Mail reports that women spend so much time preparing for the trip, including planning accommodation, travel and packing, that they are exhausted by the time they reach their destination.

The survey by holiday rental service, Owners Direct, revealed that once a destination has been jointly chosen, 82 per cent of women take sole responsibility for booking the flights, accommodation and car hire. reports that the Owners Direct survey found that they go on to arrange insurance, order currency (64 per cent), buy holiday items such as sun cream and clothes (80 per cent), arrange for the plants to be watered (69 per cent), and even do all the packing (64 per cent).

However, some women admitted that the reason they take all responsibility for organising the holiday is that they don't trust their partner to do it.

One survey respondent said: 'Last time I let my hubby pack he took my underwear out to put something else in the case and I had to go and buy new when we got there.'

Another woman said: 'I gave my husband responsibility for passports one year and he informed me on the way to the airport that mine ran out whilst we were away!

'No flight for me, just a trip to Glasgow passport office, then the travel agents. £450 later, I was able to join them in Portugal.'

It seems that once women have arrived on holiday their partners take control as 69 per cent of men say they do the driving while away.

Nearly 93 per cent of women said they travel with a partner or with their family and 78 per cent opted for European destinations such as Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.

Only 16 per cent said they went further afield in summer 2012, with the remaining 38 per cent opting for a staycation.

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