Brits share top holiday moments – from adventures to morning drinks by pool

Brits are reminiscing about their favourite aspects of going on holiday.

A survey of 2,000 adults showed travel fans are the most excited when feeling the first blast of hot air after walking off the plane and seeing hotel rooms for the first time.

They also love trying new food, having adventures and leaving their day to day lives behind them.

With this being said, it’s no surprise that many are missing jetting off during lockdown.

Seven in 10 feel they have missed out on creating new memories – with 64% of participants claiming this is the aspect of travel they miss the most.

The research, carried out by Hilton as part of its 'To New Memories' campaign, revealed 24% are already planning to go on multiple holidays next year to make up for their lack of trips this year, while 12% hope to have a multi-destination trip.

With 2020 being travel free for so many, 23% say they’ve already started planning a once-in-a-lifetime trips for when they feel comfortable again.

The research also revealed seven in 10 will appreciate travel and making memories more than they used to once they can start going away again.

It also emerged that the most common way to remember a trip is by reminiscing with others who went on the holiday, followed by souvenirs, printing photographs and making digital photo albums.

But the study also revealed that while they're typically the moments people dread about time away – some are even missing the more negative sides of a holiday.

Brits are so desperate for a holiday that 21% long for the early wake-up call to get to the airport and 17% have missed waiting around in departures.

A sizeable 15% have even missed the panic-induced moment of having to double and triple check they had their passport on them.

Despite the restrictions, a lucky 41% of those polled via OnePoll, have still managed to go away – with one in 10 leaving the UK.

With more time to ponder future plans during lockdown, and when Brits are comfortable with going away again, mainland Europe is the top destination, followed by visiting more of the UK and North America.

Stephen Cassidy, managing director, Hilton UK & Ireland, said, "Travel is an unstoppable force, and we know our customers are eager to reconnect with the people and places they love.

"Holidays give us memories which we can look back on for a lifetime and this year, more so than ever, has made us realise just how important they are.

"Hilton team members, all over the world, are looking forward to welcoming guests with all the reassurance they need – best-in-class hospitality, cleanliness and flexibility – so they can create their new memories whenever they are ready."

The 25 best experiences about a holiday

  1. Trying different food
  2. New adventure
  3. Spending time with loved ones
  4. Eating what you want
  5. Leaving behind the day-to-day
  6. First blast of hot air when you get off the plane
  7. Escaping from work
  8. Not having to cook
  9. Excitement of opening the hotel door for the first time
  10. Being able to turn off from work
  11. Not having to do the dishes
  12. Learning new things
  13. Having a balcony
  14. Trying local drinks
  15. Having a morning drink by the pool
  16. Not having to clean the bathroom
  17. Escaping the news
  18. Children's excitement
  19. Noticing your suntan in the evening
  20. Getting the cool feel of air-con the moment you enter the hotel after a day in the sun
  21. Being more active
  22. Making temporary friends
  23. The early airport pint
  24. Ordering room service
  25. Having fresh towels in the hotel everyday

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