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60 percent of British couples fight on holiday

60 percent of British couples fight on holiday ( Holidays with one’s partner can become a relationship’s crucial test. As an international online survey by the travel site has just revealed, only 40 percent of British couples spend their holidays in peace and harmony.

A holiday trip with one’s partner can mean harmony and cozy togetherness. But what if you do not agree with your partner on the destination, the organization of your trip or your holiday activities? How to react, if your partner flirts shamelessly with other travellers? According to the survey, it seems that 60 percent of British vacationers fight with their beloved while on holiday. In most cases it is jealousy which causes such fights, said 17 percent of the survey’s respondents. 16 percent stated they fight about everyday issues like the weather or food and 15 percent about who’s in charge of what on vacation.

The reasons for holiday tiffs differ enormously throughout Europe. With their latin temperaments, the Spanish are especially prone to react aggressively to their partners’ flirting: 60 percent of them named jealousy as the reason for arguments. Only 19 percent of the French spend their holidays untroubled; again it is jealousy which causes disquiet. In contrast to that 40 percent of the English and Polish and 45 percent of the Italian vacationers get along perfectly with their partners on holiday. Germans fight mostly about jealousy and diverging ideas about travel plans (22 percent). It seems that the further North you go the less inclined travellers are to quarrel. Hence the country with the most harmonious holiday couples is Sweden: 62 percent of the Swedish couples relax without any conflicts on their vacation.

A chart with the complete results of the survey can be found here:

The survey was conducted among 5311 users on >http://>

trivago GmbH: The European internet media business based in Düsseldorf, Germany, was founded in April 2005. trivago operates one of the largest user driven travel portals in Europe, issuing high quality travel information and ‘insider’ tips for perfect travel planning. It combines its social networking platform's travel tips and reviews with price search and comparison for hotels and package holidays. This allows users to find and book great deals with the benefit of other travellers' experiences and advice. Therefore, trivago is the internet starting point for many price-conscious travel enthusiasts across Europe. As well as in the United Kingdom trivago has sites in Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Poland and Italy. In the fourth quarter of 2007, trivago attracted more than 2.5 million visitors per month throughout Europe taking advantage of trivago’s Community tips and its price search function.

trivago GmbH
Ulrike Pithan
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