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While an annual break away is meant to be the time to unwind and relax, worried Brits spend an average of three hours a day fretting about everything at home whilst away.
The study – commissions by Hozelock and launched by Aquasolo – found Brits feel anguish over everything from money and work to the house and garden while sunbathing on the beach.
Feeling apprehensive abroad
Almost half of us admitted to worrying whilst abroad with 10% experiencing these feelings to such extremes that it actually casts a shadow over the holiday.
The study found that some of the most common worries were over whether we had locked all of the doors before leaving our home and whether our house plants had enough water to keep them alive.
Being undermined by work colleagues, fears over being burgled and falling ill while on our break were also common amongst travellers with money worries also topping the list.
According to the data, this was the most prevalent concern for holidaymakers, closely followed by a fear of having our personal possessions stolen and overspending on gifts and treats before we return home.
Our worries don’t stop there either. The study also found that we spend a considerable amount of our holidays being concerned about the welfare of our pets too.
Top ten worries for British travellers
According to the study, our top ten worries while abroad are
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Date Created: 06/08/2015