Travel stress points revealed

A survey conducted by travel site KAYAK has revealed what pains Australians most when organising and taking a holiday.

And while it may not be news to travellers, travel agents have certainly pricked up their ears at the results. In fact, they could be the solution to all your travel woes.

The KAYAK.com.au Travel Survey asked holidaymakers about the most difficult part of their holidays and one in three (33 per cent) said holiday planning was the most stressful, with travelling to the destination (27 per cent) and returning from the trip (26 per cent) completing the top three.

More than half (51 per cent) of the respondents claimed that finding accommodation to please everyone was the most stressful aspect, followed by finding reasonably priced airfares (48 per cent), and packing for the trip (44 per cent).

During the travel period, 48 per cent said getting to the airport on time was stressful, followed by the packing of passports, clothing and medication (45 per cent), and organising airport transfers (41 per cent).

While on holiday, 48 per cent worry about their travel budget, and 40 per cent expressed concern about travelling on local public transport.

What do you find is the most stressful aspect of a holiday?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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