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Brits between 18 and 25 years old are choosing to learn new cultures during this summer’s travels and have been found to be among the least adventurous in Europe – with 40% choosing cultural activities over outdoor or extreme sports (28%) and partying (17%).
When young adults feel the need to push the envelope, their adventures primarily focus on eating weird food (70%) compared to just 30% who are willing to hook up with someone from a different country, 9% who would try a nudist beach and 12% who get a tattoo summer.
New research found that 70% of 18-25-year-olds in Britain have never had a summer fling. This is dramatically higher than their European counterparts, with 50% of Europeans claiming to have had an amorous affair while travelling.
When it comes to finding a place to stay, Brits love the comforts of a hotel and its guest services, with a third preferring that over an AirBnB or youth hostel. This is significantly higher than their European counterparts, who only one person in five prefers a hotel. Across Europe, the preferred accommodation for young adults is youth hostels (31%) or AirBnBs (30%) – helping make their average daily budget of less than €30 stretch further.
For the 81% travelling with friends or a partner, be warned to watch out for the most annoying traveller habits. Researchers found that the top most annoying holiday habits include never compromising (33%), refusing to eat the local cuisine (33%), and constantly updating social media (21%).