Aussie travellers tight with sticky fingers

first_imgAustralian travellers are not the most travelled, budget conscious, can’t switch off when travelling and one in five have sticky fingers, according to a recent LivingSocial survey that included 400 Australians and 5,200 additional respondents in the US, Canada, Ireland and UK.  The survey crushes the myth that Aussies are the most travelled tourists, with Australian’s on average visiting nine countries, falling behind the Irish (nine countries) and British (seven countries) counterparts.“Australians are big travellers but we can’t claim to be the most active globetrotters. Despite this, we should be proud of our exploring ways; six countries is impressive, especially given we have to travel overseas to get to another country,” LivingSocial Australia and New Zealand VP Marketing, Anu Mohan said.The survey also revealed that Australians are more budget conscious than other countries, with more travellers holding onto their dollars while searching for the cheapest food, hotel, and transportation when travelling.One in five Australian’s have admitted to stealing from hotels during a visit and while towels were the most popular item stolen from hotels, bathrobes (admitted by 5 per cent) and perhaps more obvious is walking out with the pillows (which 3 per cent admitted to) or, less obvious, batteries (which 3 per cent admitted to) and the remote control (which 2 per cent admitted to). Sadly, two thirds of respondents (66 per cent) said they find it hard to switch off while travelling, and will check their email or mobile phone while holidaying.Other components of the survey included holiday horror stories, with the top three horrors being overcharged by a salesperson, getting extremely lost and hit by bad weather; Worlds worst tourists ranking the United States, China and India; Favourite holiday activities including shopping, visiting historical sites or ruins and relaxing on the beach; and the top three dream destinations being Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Great Barrier Reef in Australia and The Great Wall of China. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself over 37years of living inside this body it’s that there are fewthings that can pick me up faster than the following fourf-words: Family, friends, food, football. Fortunately, despite battling bronchitis and a severelypainful back over the past couple of weeks, I’ve beenlucky to get a healthy dose of that stuff with the last 24hours leaning heavily toward the food & football. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more