Travelling Brits choose a snooze over gambling and booze

7th Jul 2012
Travelling Brits choose a snooze over gambling and booze

While airport queues are driving travellers around the bend, a new survey by has revealed how Brit holidaymakers would rather spend their time at the terminal.

The results found Brits to be a nation of nappers, with more than half (53%) telling the travel add-ons company that additional sleeping areas would be at the top of their airport services wish list.

Although some ladies have other ideas on their mind… the research found that a fifth of women would swap their beauty sleep for some pre-holiday preening, suggesting that airports should introduce beauty parlours or hairdressers.

While women want to be pampered, men show their geeky side. Almost a third (33%) of males said that an area with gadgets and games consoles would be their ideal way to pass the time.

Gambling and drink-fuelled partying was definitely not on most people’s agenda, with just three per cent finding the idea of an airport casino appealing, and no-one opting for an on-airport nightclub!


Anthony Clarke Cowell, associate merchandising director at, said: “It looks like holidaymakers are going to be spending quite a lot of time delayed at the airport this summer, so I can definitely empathise with those who want to catch some ZZzs. Of course, there’s always the option for travellers to book an airport lounge if they want somewhere to relax after clearing security.”


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