For most of us, holidays are a time to relax and recharge our batteries. But for some, as soon as they stop work and slow down – they get sick. In fact, 38% of holidaymakers claim they’ve been ill or felt rundown once they get to their destination. This condition is known as Leisure Sickness and strikes those hard workers most in need of a break.
As if it isn’t bad enough that some of us are struggling to relax while we’re away, the return home shows no sign of the worry-factor letting up. A third of holidaymakers worry about flight delays while 29% are already conjuring up images of lost luggage. Worryingly, nearly a quarter admit to being more stressed coming back from holiday, than they were before they went away.
When it comes to holidays, never has the sentiment “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” been so true. Women are much more worried about holidays than men overall (20% of men said nothing worries them before a holiday, compared to just 9% of women). More than a quarter of women worry about the packing, compared to just 11% of men.