Today is set to be Gatwick Airport’s busiest day of departures, with 85,000 passengers due to take flight. In aid of this and to prepare holidaymakers for their trip, the airport has revealed the ten most important holiday phrases for 2016.
Revealing the top must-know phrases for the 2016 getaway, the airport has unveiled a series of free audio language lessons and phrase books to help holidaymakers with modern-day dilemmas, such as asking for Wi-Fi passwords and discussing the impact of Brexit.
Research found that the top ten most important modern holiday phrases are:
1) What is the Wi-Fi password?
2) Do you have a phone charger?
3) Do you take contactless payment?
4) Does this car have sat-nav?
5) Let's take a selfie
6) Are there any vegan options?
7) Is there a gluten free option?
8) Are you on WhatsApp?
9) Where can I find a juice bar?
10) What do you think about Brexit?
Asking for the Wi-Fi password is the phrase Brits are most likely to use (44%); more so than knowing the location of the nearest pharmacy (34%) or the number of a local taxi company (26%); suggesting tourists are now more likely to Google local information than ask locals for the inside scoop.
With two thirds of Brits saying they always try and learn key phrases in the language of their holiday destination, Gatwick Airport has produced a series of audio language lessons and brochures to help holidaymakers learn the must-know phrases ahead of their summer holiday.
Written guides, which translate the top ten need-to-know modern holiday phrases into five different languages - French, Spanish, Swedish, Italian and Mandarin – will be handed out to travellers from this weekend onwards, while the audio guides are available on the airport’s SoundCloud channel at https://soundcloud.com/gatwick