25 per cent of Britons, but only nine per cent of Germans, admitted to drinking more while away than at home.
22 per cent of Germans but only 17 per cent of Britons embrace healthy eating while on a trip
Physical activity holidays are more appealing to Germans (34 per cent) than to Britons (22 per cent).
Germans are likely to travel further afield on their breaks than Britons.
12 of the world's best hotel pools
British holidaymakers beat Germans in race for sunbeds
What's special: At Jade Mountain, you get your very own ensuite infinity pool. Each one has been surfaced with one-of-a-kind glass tiles, and are purified with a highly sophisticated filter system. But you've only got to look out over the turquoise ocean for that icing-on-the-cake moment.
What's special: Where do we start? The 25m infinity pool has a jacuzzi lounge area and three drape-shaded pool island pavilions , for seriously-stylish sunbathing while you're not doing luxurious laps.
What's special: The 17m infinity pool (with jacuzzi, might we mention) looks out across the amazing Lycian Coast and Turkish Mediterranean. if that's not enough, there's comfy sun loungers, a seating area and courtesy pool bar for the guests, too.
What's special: This futuristic pool, with its relaxing liquid-looking silver baubles, is located in the hotel's spa, and adds to the overall feeling of delicious escapism.
What's special: After a year-long renovation, this stunning pool is fringed with palm trees (rather than umbrellas), and actually features island (including sand!), designed to resemble an oasis in the middle of the Arabian desert.
What's special: Put simply? The views! You'll never want to leave the heated outdoor pool while gazing over the snow-capped mountains of the Swiss Alps. And, if you ever did tire of that (surely not), then you can head inside to the award-winning spa or the indoor pool!
What's special: Perched on the Caldera cliffs, 300ft above the azure waters of the Aegean sea, this luxury boutique hotel in Santorini has infinity pools (yes, plural), to die for. Perfectly located to drink in the magical sunset, and the surrounding pretty pink bougainvillaea.
What's special: The Design Hotels' Library pool makes a statement: it's red for a start! It's just steps away from the white-sand beach of Koh Samui's Chaweng, and so also has views out over the sparkling ocean. It's cool, stylish and chic.
What's special: This Las Vegas pool is every bit as bilngy as the bright lights of the city itself. Known as The Tank, it's a $30 million complex, complete with sharks, a three-storey waterslide, and 13 private cabanas. You can also head to the Hideout, where you can take a dip in the two-storey infinity pool, before grabbing a cocktail at the H20 Bar.
What's special: This hotel has every bell-and-whistle you could dream of: a shopping mall, an entire entertainment complex, a Banyan Tree Spa, and a host of restaurants. And, according to Tripadvisor, it's also got the most amazing hotel pool in the world - and it certainly looks impressive! Located in the Sands SkyPark, it's 200m in the sky, and its 150m area makes it the world's largest infinity and outdoor pool at that height. Just don't look down...
We've heard of bling, but is a gold-plated swimming pool taking things to new extremes? If you're partial to the finer things in life, you'll be bowled over by this brand new swimming pool, which has been lined with thousands of gold tiles. The newly opened St. Regis Lhasa Resort in Tibet has pimped out its spa with the Midas touch, meaning you'll feel like you're swimming in liquid gold when you take a dip in this pool. And not only does it have a pool plush enough for the likes of Mariah Carey and co, it also boasts views of the Himalayas and Tibet's first ever fine-dining restaurant. For anyone who wants to swim with the stars (perhaps you've won the lottery?) this little gold mine is now open... Visit stregis.com/lhasa
At night, this gorgeous pool lights up like the sky, with lots of little coloured stars. Absolutely beautiful, eh? All of the suites at the Dhevanafushi have their own private pools. Visit: jumeirah.com
British holidaymakers beat Germans in race for sunbeds
You don't go to Iceland or the Maldives expecting a cheap bar bill (not if you've done your research anyway), so there's no point in banging on about how a beer's twice the price it would be in your local pub. Equally, the guy selling you a rug which costs the equivalent of a week's wages for him probably doesn't LOVE hearing about how 'ridiculously cheap' it is.
'I haven't tried it because I don't like it' isn't an acceptable excuse for not trying new food when you're two years old, so it definitely won't wash now you're old enough to fly without a label round your neck.
Despite evidence to the contrary, there is no defective gene in British people that renders them incapable of using foreign languages. Yes, a lot of people in the world speak English, but plenty don't and there's absolutely no reason why we shouldn't try to converse in their language, in their country, rather than talking English very s l o w l y and LOUDLY.
Sure, it's disappointing when it's overcast on your beach holiday or the snow's slushy on your ski trip but there's not a sausage your tour rep or the locals can do about it, so quit your whining and look on the bright side - you'll save heaps on sunscreen and get really good at Scrabble.
If you've ever uttered the words 'oh, I'm not a tourist, I'm a traveller', you are most likely the kind of extremely annoying person who considers yourself morally and culturally superior because you've never stayed in a hotel listed in a guidebook. No matter how far off grid you go, how many henna tattoos you get and how many famous sights you actively avoid visiting, if you're travelling in a foreign country, you're still a tourist. End of.
You 'do' the washing-up, a crossword or some gardening. You don't 'do' a country, city or sight, you visit it, see it, experience it, enjoy it. No one ever had a horizon expanding experience by approaching travelling in the same way as they do their weekly supermarket shop.
I was once swimming in a secluded lake in Sweden. It was a beautiful summer day and the peace and silence were total. Until suddenly, from the other side of the water, someone shouted: 'Oi! Dave! Get us a beer!', in a voice loud enough to carry across Wembley Stadium. I won't say what nationality they were, but there's a clue in there somewhere...
You're not a war reporter or an intrepid white hunter, you're just checking out the sights of central Rome, so you do not need a lightweight, multi pocket Traveller waistcoat. By the same token, nothing will mark you out as a tourist faster than a fanny pack. You may as well wear a big flashing sign saying 'Yes, I'm carrying all my valuables in this ridiculous bum bag. Please rob me.' Just wear normal clothes, like a normal person.
Its never been easier to access all the information you could possibly ever need, instantly. So if you're still referring to the Czech Republic as Czechoslovakia when you're in Prague, or asking whether they take Euros in a Copenhagen boutique, its time to get busy with Wikipedia before you step off that plane.
You may be on holiday, but all these local people are not merely extras in the movie entitled 'My Holiday.' They have jobs to go to, lives to live and quite possibly they have better things to do for fifteen minutes than getting to grips with your smartphone's camera app while you block the street and pull moronic poses to post on your Facebook page.