Have you ever taken a fake? Four out of ten Britons admit to lying about where they went on vacation
- Research reveals that British third parties have created a & # 39; fake & # 39; to look interesting
- A fifth of those who lied about vacations to impress a member of the opposite sex
- A quarter of people admit that they feel judged by others about how much they travel
Browsing through our Instagram feeds, it seems that people are always on vacation somewhere fascinating – from ski resorts to dreamy beach locations or exciting cities. So is it any wonder that occasionally we can tell a little lie about where in the world we visit?
A survey reveals that four out of ten Britons (41%) reported great stories about travel to countries they have never visited.
One third of the fibbers (31%) made a & # 39; fake & # 39; – pretending to be on vacation – to look more interesting, with a room doing that to look more mundane at dinner parties.
One third of the British made a & # 39; fake & # 39; to look more interesting with a room doing this to look more mundane at dinner parties
One-fifth lied about vacations to impress a member of the opposite sex, while a fourth (24%) admits that they feel judged by others for how much they travel.
Another 22% posted a photo on social media to suggest that they were abroad while actually in the UK.
And almost one in 10 (nine per cent) pretended to have visited a foreign country, when in fact had just watched a documentary on the subject.
Exaggerating vacation experiences are also plentiful, as 17% regularly lie about having explored an area extensively, when in reality they never left the hotel.
Meanwhile, more than one in 10 (13%) told people who were on vacation in one country when they just switched planes and never left the airport.
The study of 2,000 Britons, commissioned by Club Med, found that people probably lied about vacations to friends (40%), followed by colleagues (25%) and strangers (18%).
Of course there are disadvantages to & # 39; fake & # 39; – since 15% of non-vacationers were caught in the lie.
One in five Britons lied about vacations to impress a member of the opposite sex, while a quarter admits that they feel judged by others for how much they travel.
Forty percent of them were able to laugh, 27 percent said it was extremely embarrassing, while the same number said it offended people with their stories.
Regarding the most popular holiday mistakes, the study found that ski trips and visits to the capital were top of the list (five percent each). Also on the list were backpacker holidays (four percent) and a gap year.
More than one in 20 (six percent) said they can ride horses and five percent pretended they could ski for other people who ski.
Meanwhile, more than half (56%) of Britons admit to suspicion when they hear other people talk about their vacation.
And in fact, 39% of people say they caught someone lying about their vacation.
Six percent of Britons lied about horseback riding on vacation to impress their friends
Younger Britons, aged 16-29 (60%), are much more likely to make up for holidays than any other generation – and only 17% of those over 60 say they have.
Londoners (53%) are much more likely to fake than any other city, almost double Cambridge (27%).
Estelle Giraudeau, managing director of Club Med UK and Northern Europe, said: “This research proves how members of the public are willing to distort the truth when it comes to holidays.
"However, our guests can enjoy everything from reaching the summit in indoor climbing to taking in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains with Nordic walking."
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