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Holidaymakers 'set in routine'


By Charlotte Birch

Holidaymakers are being encouraged to shake things up as a new survey suggests many are stuck in the same routine.

According to the poll by, more than 50 per cent of those travelling abroad said they follow a familiar schedule while away.

Although two in three of these insist they prefer their breaks to pan out this way.

Holiday routines

Such conveniences include eating and drinking at the same restaurants and bars, with just under a third sunbathing at allocated times each day, and in the same spot.

Surprisingly, those most likely to stick to the same routine seem to be holidaymakers in the 18-30 age category, the survey of 2,199 UK adults showed.

Of those who had travelled to a sunny destination in the past year, more than a quarter visited the same diners, and two-thirds had the same bed time and alarm call.

Just 4 per cent of the "routiners" were parents but 61 per cent of 18-30s fell into this category.

'Shake things up a bit'

A total of 42 per cent of those with set routines said their last trip was an all-inclusive holiday. managing director Chris Clarkson said: "It's such a shame that so many people don't shake things up a bit on holiday and do something different each day.

"I know when you find a nice cafe or restaurant you like, it's nice to stick with what you know and keep going there.

"But doing the same thing on holiday will make the whole experience seem to pass by more quickly."

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