Social media is now the most popular way for travellers to communicate with friends and family back home, while only 6% now send a postcard when they go on holiday, according to Skyscanner's latest survey of 1,200 travellers.


The postcard has been replaced by social networks, with more than two-thirds (61%) of those surveyed saying they log on from the sun and almost a third (30%) use it as their primary means of telling those back home about their trip. With more than one billion monthly active users, Facebook is now the most popular way to update those at home accounting for more than a quarter (26%).

Whilst almost a quarter stay in touch by sending text messages, one in five admit to not making any effort to contact those at home, preferring to relax and unwind, taking a complete break from their everyday life.

Half of all holidaymakers admit to logging into their social networks at least every few days, while 4% check their news feeds at every couple of hours.


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