British holidaymakers beat Germans in race for sunbeds

Study compares British and German holiday habits

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British holidaymakers beat Germans in race for sunbeds


British holidaymakers are twice as likely to reserve a sunbed with a towel than their German counterparts, according to a survey by comparison service TravelSupermarket.

However only 12 per cent of Britons reckon getting a good spot on the beach is vital to the enjoyment of a holiday, compared with 20 per cent of Germans. Source: PA.

The poll also showed that Brits drink more, spend less and go away for shorter periods than Germans: an average holiday for a Brit is 10 days, while Germans take 12.

British holidaymakers say they intend to spend £1,291 on their main break this year - 23 per cent less than the German figure of £1,582.


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The survey also found that:

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.


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