Survey Shows Brits are Worriers — Even When on Holiday

Britain is a nation of worriers, even when we are relaxing on our holidays, according to research carried out by YouGov for Bristol Airport.

Britain is a nation of worriers, even when we are relaxing on our holidays, according to research carried out by YouGov for Bristol Airport.

Only 15 per cent of those polled were worry-free when on holiday, whilst others admit to concerns over losing their passport or travel documents (44 per cent), lost or delayed luggage (43 per cent), missing flights (32 per cent) or their house being burgled (30 per cent).

Over one in ten (12 per cent) confessed to worrying about their car being broken into or stolen while away, with Yorkshire travellers (15 per cent) most anxious about their motors. By contrast, South West holidaymakers were less concerned about car crime, with only 7 per cent worrying about their car being broken into or stolen in their absence. South Westerners also worry less about lost luggage (33 per cent) than those in any other region.

More men (17 per cent) than women (13 per cent) are worry-free when on holiday, with women more likely to fret about their family or friends being taken ill (30 per cent compared to 23 per cent) or pets being ill or going missing (17 per cent compared to 11 per cent).

Simon Preece, Head of Retail at Bristol Airport, said:
“It is a shame that so many of us waste time worrying when we should be relaxing and enjoying our holidays. We can’t prevent people from worrying about their pets or their passports, but we can help give peace of mind to those concerned about car crime.

“Parking at Bristol Airport is safe, convenient and competitively priced. By booking online in advance, holidaymakers can save themselves some stress this summer.”