Voyando.com asked 1,500 users about things that can ruin their holiday. It turns out that almost everyone could easily come up with a list – mostly from experience. Here are the top 10 annoyances ready to upend any holiday:
1. Bad service / unfriendly staff
It turns out that staff can make or break your holiday. Getting excellent service makes up for a lot of other annoyances. Feeling at home and welcome is one of the most appreciated elements of a holiday. Whenever this is missing, it can become a real big spoiler.
2. Uncomfortable beds
During a holiday, you spent a lot of time sleeping. An uncomfortable bed can ruin your sleep, which heavily affects your mood during the day.
3. High prices
The (low) price you pay for getting at your destination is no guarantee for the prices when you eventually get there. If food and drinks are expensive, it can have a negative effect on your fun.
4. Terrible food
Besides expensive food and drinks, the quality of food plays an important role. Especially when you booked an all-inclusive package and the food quality is low, it can be a real annoyance.
5. Noisy people
Sounds coming from the adjacent room, loud guests in the restaurant or screaming kids during breakfast. Other people can be a very prominent and negative factor during your holiday. Also watch out for cigarette smoke, which can easily creep into your space unwanted.
6. Expensive/weak Wi-Fi
Even when a holiday is meant to be disconnected from work, having a weak or expensive Wi-Fi connection gets a lot of mentions when it comes to travel annoyances. Bad reception or charging a lot of money is one of the things people really hate.
7. Small bathroom
A small bathroom can be really annoying. Toilets that are cramped, showers that tend to get the whole bathroom wet and no space to put your toiletry are but a few of the ways a small bathroom can turn a holiday into a bad memory.
8. The weather
If you book a tropical holiday or want to go skiing, the weather plays an important factor. No sun or snow can really spoil your trip.
9. Not what the picture showed
We all know that the pictures online of in the brochure are prettier than what the reality may be. But sometimes the reality is completely different from what the pictures show. A real spoiler!
10. Insane departure/arrival times
Great deal on your holiday? There is chance that the departure will take place really early in the morning. A 10-day trip suddenly becomes a 9-day trip because you spend the 10th day on travelling.