Twenty weird phobias that stop people going on holiday


Thought fear of flying was bad? There are travel phobias that you may have never heard of and affect many holidaymakers however quirky they may sound to you.

While most of us have a fear or phobia of something, spare a thought for the tourists who suffer from heliophobia (the fear of sunlight) or osmophobia, the fear of weird smells.

A trip to snow-covered Lapland will be terrifying for cryophobes, who fear the cold, and escalaphobics should steer clear of Hong Kong, where the world's longest escalator system can be found.

Browse the weirdest travel phobias and the places to avoid or visit if you're a sufferer...

Weirdest travel phobias

Weirdest travel phobias

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