Over Half of British Couples Argue on Holiday

ebookers.com, one of Europe’s largest online travel agents, reveals couples’ holiday habits.

59% of British couples end up arguing on holiday, with a quarter (25%) rowing by day three of their break.

Topping the list of factors contributing to holiday fall-outs are: Not agreeing how to spend time together (34%), spending too much time together (27%) and spending too much money (27%)

But it’s not all bad – whether they argued or not, over half of Brits (56%) came back from holiday feeling their relationship was stronger.

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Brits favour a beach break (74%) over any other

When it comes to romancing their loved one, Brits favour a beach break (74%) over any other – with a view of the sunset on a secluded beach hitting the top spot in the romance stakes (42%)

The research by OnePoll, which polled 2,000 British adults in May 2012, delved into couples’ holiday habits revealing that, couples’ arguments are starting before they even set off on holiday, with not being able to agree on the holiday destination (52%) and the frustrations of the holiday booking process (37%).

Here’s the wish list:

A secluded beach 49%
Miles of white sand to enjoy long walks along the beach 42%
A luxurious hotel room with a sea view 41%
A range of candlelit restaurants along the beach for romantic dinners 40%
A secluded location to watch the sunset 37%

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