British holidaymakers get boozier abroad

Us Brits have got ourselves a bit of a reputation for being ‘boozy’ – with a recent survey discovering that our penchant for Pinot is even stronger on foreign soil than it is at home.

According to a poll carried out by TripAdvisor, UK holidaymakers admitted to drinking more whilst away on their travels than they would do whilst at home – with 28% of respondents admitting to putting away at least five alcoholic beverages per day whilst holidaying.

It is thought that around 60% of UK travellers consume more whilst on holiday than they would normally do whilst in their own homes – and whilst it is expected and perfectly normal for individuals to want to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst they are away, we Brits actually drink more than the French, Spanish, Italians and Germans.

In addition to the alcohol related findings, the poll of more than 2,500 British travellers also revealed that almost 60% of us eat more food whilst on a trip away.

With this in mind, is it really any wonder than 34% of UK holidaymakers do not feel refreshed or re-energised after a holiday? With 11% of us actually feeling worse when we return than we did before we left!

Emma Shaw, a spokeswomen from Trip Advisor said: “Leading busy, stressful lives often means that a holiday is the only time Brits can really let loose and relax.

“While recharging the batteries is a great idea, British holidaymakers need to be careful that they don’t always need another holiday to recover from the excesses of the last one.”

If you are planning a holiday abroad and are keen to come back feeling full of energy and raring to go then it might be a good idea to avoid drinking too much alcohol. Whilst enjoying a drink in moderation is absolutely fine – there are also other methods of relaxation.

At many hotels and resorts you will now find a wide array of treatments and classes available for those who wish to relax and remain active whilst on their holiday. Why not sign-up to a yoga class or book yourself in for a deep tissue massage to relieve the stresses and strains of daily life?

To find out more about the various treatments and therapies you might like to try on your next holiday, visit our Therapy Topics section for further information.

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