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Do British people suffer "holiday rivalry" ??

This can't be true, surely it's a marketing wind up! Or are people really this shallow and pathetic?

http://www.easycar.com/news/brits-su...m_content=News

Brits suffer from "holiday rivalry"
By Elizabeth Smythe | Published: 06 Sep 2011 12:57
Eight per cent of British holiday makers lie to friends to make their vacation sound more impressive, according to new research.

An interesting survey by travel firm sunshine.co.uk has discovered that Brits are suffering from "holiday rivalry" - the need to book impressive holidays in order to outdo others.

12 per cent admitted to feeling jealous when friends said they'd enjoyed a lovely holiday and six per cent were annoyed.

According to lv.com, more than 50 per cent of the respondents considered it important for them to think their holiday was better than that which a friend took; hence, many people are booking trips that might be beyond their means.

Fortunately, there is one way that holiday-makers can save some money, by opting for cheap car rental. With the range of top spec cars available, photos of the hire car are still bound to impress.

79 per cent of the 1,028 people polled said they bragged about their holiday upon their return but it's not all one-way. 26 per cent felt their friends had deliberately gone on a good holiday just to "get one-up" on them.

sunshine.co.uk founder, Chris Brown, told Mail Online that a little envy was natural: "I think we've all experienced the envious feeling of browsing through someone else's holiday pictures and wishing you were there and people obviously save the best holiday pictures to upload to show off and let their friends know what a wonderful time they had!

"A bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone, but if it gets to the point where you're breaking the bank just to book a better holiday than your work-mate, you know there's a problem!"
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Re: Do British people suffer "holiday rivalry" ??

I post on a much better forum than yours. The one I frequent has a much higher caliber of trolls, noobs and stalkers.

Go figure.

I'd say your link might just be a marketing ploy. D'ya think?

How often have you told the truth when being polled in the street? Hell, I can't even give a straight answer to the check out gals in Media Markt and they only want my zip code!
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Re: Do British people suffer "holiday rivalry" ??

It just seems to be an extension of Keeping up with the Jones'. Unlike a Merc or a Beemer on the drive you need to describe a holiday.
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If they only book one holiday then theyre total losers anyway, so there!
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sunshine.co.uk founder, Chris Brown, told Mail Online that a little envy was natural: "I think we've all experienced the envious feeling of browsing through someone else's holiday pictures and wishing you were there..."
No, not all of us.
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Camped in the pouring rain.

You don't have to go too far to trump that, Mr and Mrs Mueller from next door.

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Research has proved that 76% of marketing statistics are made up.
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Or are people really this shallow and pathetic?

Yes, some people are that shallow and pathetic.


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It just seems to be an extension of Keeping up with the Jones'. Unlike a Merc or a Beemer on the drive you need to describe a holiday.

This is my thought too. I think many / most people have some area of life that afflicts them with a moment of covetousness. Some folks see a nice car and wish they were driving one too, some folks see a nice house and wish they were living in one equally nice or better, some folks see a nice vacation and wish they were there or had gone someplace to brag about as well.

No big surprise, it is that desire that helps motivate some people to work hard so they can have those things they desire.

On the other hand, it also is that sort of thing that "causes" some folks to try to live beyond their means and wind up with money troubles, or even worse, decide that working hard isn't for them and they can just take it.
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Are people still keeping up with the Jones' ?
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Re: Do British people suffer "holiday rivalry" ??

Isn't as bad as what this article suggests about some Italians:

"The results suggested that, for various reasons, ranging from ill health to financial constraints, 19% of Italians were not planning to take a holiday this year, but that almost a third of them intended to pretend that they were.

Two-thirds said they would make sure they informed themselves about the resort they were pretending to visit. But some were ready to go to quite extraordinary lengths to keep up the pretence: 24% were planning to buy an ultra-violet lamp to get a fake tan and 19% intended taking their plants to a neighbour."


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003...aly.johnhooper
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