Interesting research: What do tourists do on their first day on vacation?

first_imgThe first 24 hours are crucial for a holiday because almost half of the passengers (46%) who participated in the global survey believe that the first day determines the mood of the whole holiday, while one quarter of Croatian passengers (28%) claim that the first hours can decide travel successful or not. Booking.com, a world leader in connecting travelers to the most amazing accommodations, conducted a survey on a sample of 18.000 travelers from 25 countries around the world to investigate what really happens in the first 24 hours of vacation.The first 24 hours are crucial for a holiday because almost half of the passengers (46%) who participated in the global survey of Booking.com, believe that the first day determines the mood of the whole holiday, while a quarter of passengers from Croatia (28%) claim that the first hours I can decide if the whole trip is successful or not.Interesting data, isn’t it? And that is why being a real host is extremely important, both for the guests and for you, whether it is a family accommodation or a hotel. How do you greet guests? Did you prepare a welcome drink and some indigenous snack for them? Yet they traveled for hours to reach you.What do tourists do on their first day on vacation? Respondents’ answers to the question about the most important activities on the first day of vacation evoke an interesting picture of the 21st century traveler. Traditional elements such as unpacking (68%), inspecting accommodation (60%) and planning activities for the next day (53%) took the first three places of the global survey respondents. Respondents from Croatia consider going to coffee, beer or a glass of wine (68%), unpacking (61%) and taking a nap in the afternoon (55%) to be the most important activities on the first day of vacation.Global research also shows how important the role of technology is in our leisure activities compared to before:perfect photo for social networks (27%, and even 37% among respondents aged 18 to 34, among respondents from Croatia 21%) Do you have Wifi? reading online reviews for restaurants (26%, among respondents from Croatia 14%)meeting new people / trying to make new friends (24%)language learning (16%)ordering room service (15%)listening to holiday playlists (13%)business email verification (10%, also 10% for Croatian respondents) Also, in the first 24 hours of vacation, activities involving accommodation ranked high on the passenger priority list. Viewing accommodation is in second place (60%) while more than a third of travelers (36%) claim that one of the most important things for them is to test the bed on the first day by jumping on it or napping.According to the role of the comfort of our temporary home on vacation, respondents listed the most important things they use in their accommodation in the first 24 hours. Passengers from Croatia have the following priorities:comfortable mattress (52%)beautiful view (48%)rich breakfast (41%)air conditioned room (37%)warm welcome to the hosts (33%)Take a look, ie be a tourist in your accommodation even better and go through this list. It is extremely important to put yourself in the role of a guest, because only in this way can you see the advantages and disadvantages, as well as what you lack. Of course, if you care about the guest and tourism and if you are a real host in family accommodation. When it comes to the time required for these activities, the survey results show that taking photos for social media, checking business emails and ordering room service happens before more traditional activities like enjoying the first ice cream on vacation and swimming in the pool, 47% of passengers eat the first ice cream within the first hour and only 19% go to the pool while 54% take photos, 56% check email and 57% order room service in the same time period. “Vacation is a time when we can travel to new destinations, have new experiences and take a break from the routine of everyday life. Expectations are often high and with everything we want to see and experience, a lot depends on the first 24 hours. Our mission at Booking.com is to enable people to explore the entire world and this includes helping to strive for the first hours of vacation to meet, if not exceed, their expectations. Accommodation is a common component of every holiday, so whether you want to have Wi-Fi, a rich breakfast every day or just a beautiful view, we make it easy for you to find the ideal accommodation and develop advanced technological solutions that make your stay extremely easy. beginning. ” pointed out Pepijn Rijvers, marketing director at Booking.comlast_img

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