Survey Shows Brits are Worriers -- Even When on Holiday

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

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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.

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.”

Car parks at Bristol Airport have been awarded Park Mark Safer Parking status under a scheme set up by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). The scheme is aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime in car parks. All Bristol Airport’s car parks are well-lit and staffed 24 hours a day. A range of different options are available to suit the requirements of travellers, from a premium concierge service to the lowest priced on-site offer in Silver Zone. All car parks are located on-site and served by a courtesy bus.

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2012 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 13th - 16th May 2011. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

For further information please contact:
Jacqui Mills, Bristol Airport, 01275 473615 / 07712 792915
James Gore, Bristol Airport, 01275 475447 / 07717 896315

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