British travellers cant resist taking gadgets on holiday

Headphones1The average British traveller takes at least three items of technology with them on holiday, one more than they would for an average day at work.

According to a report from, 20% of travellers jet off on holiday with at least five gadgets in their luggage, adding up to over £1,000 worth of equipment.

Just under 10% indicated that they intended to have a technology-free holiday and take a break from everyday life.

The most common technology taken on holiday by UK adults (other than a smart phone) are tablets, with 42% of travellers taking one away with them.

Around 20% of travellers choose to take their laptop with them, whilst battery packs are becoming increasingly common amongst those heading on holiday, with 38% of people packing one in their suitcase.

The study highlights how Brits are struggling to ‘switch off’ from their everyday lives and relax properly while on their holidays.

Previous research from the RAC revealed that British travellers take £20.2 billion worth of gadgets with them on holiday.

Interestingly, 8% of travellers will pack their phones and tablets before anything else when jetting off on their break.

Family holidays are the most tech-heavy, according to the RAC, with the gadget count rising to six items or more for more than half (58%) of holidaymakers.

Just under a third (31%) of the 1,216 participants in the survey revealed that the tech they take with them on holiday is worth between £200 and £500.

The figures also revealed that 13% of respondents would be more devastated if they lost their smartphone than they would their passport.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, make sure you protect your gadgets from loss, damage or theft. 

Date Created: 31 July 2017

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