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    British Tourists' Holiday Facts

    This funny and at the same time informative infographic will fill you up on some facts about British tourists abroad, a notorious concept for some. We, however, promise the following information is not all bad. Actually, it's not bad at all as it only deals with straight unbiased facts. Did you know that an average British tourist spends almost £2,000 on their entire holiday?

    They will (literary) go to great lengths to have an interesting trip - the average distance they'll pass to reach the desired destination is almost 2,500 miles as if there weren't any pretty places at home! With a usually amazing offer of food and drink at favourite tourist destinations, it's needless to say that an average Brit will turn a blind eye and forget all about calorie counting. Regarding the drinks consumed during a holiday, we come to a whooping 56 cocktails over a two-week holiday on average. Take a look below and see how well you fit into the image of an average British tourist abroad!

    What does Britain's average holiday look like?

    Here's what happens when an average Brit takes a two-week holiday ...*

    Getting there

    • 2,479 miles average distance to reach destination
    • £1,863 average cost of entire holiday

    Topping up the tan

    • 3 hours average length of sunbathing
    • 10 AM average time to get on the sun-bed...


    • 2.5 books finished
    • 2.5 hours mobile device use per day
    • 1.6 hours time spent on social media per day

    Food and Drink

    • 56 alcoholic drinks consumed
    • 4 in 10 don't keep an eye on what they eat
    • 1 in 4 eats over 500 calories a day more than at home


    • 31% get intimate on holiday
    • 27% never get intimate on holiday
    • 8% couldn't count the times they got intimate on holiday

    Tension time

    • 3 times we get lost and ask for directions
    • 4 arguments
    • 8 times moaning about being too hot

    *Based on research of almost 2000 people, commissioned by in April 2016.

    Brits Abroad