According to new research by Sunshine.co.uk, many coupled up Brits are unwilling to leave their holiday bookings to their other halves, with women being the least trusting of their partner’s holiday booking abilities.
The company conducted the research, which surveyed 1,855 men and women, after it noticed that the majority of holiday bookings were made by women.
Of all the respondents taking part, 57% said that their last holiday abroad was a ‘couple’s holiday’ with their partner. When asked who had booked the holiday, the survey revealed that 81% of these trips had been booked by women while 9% had been arranged and booked by men. The remaining 10% said that they had been ‘booked jointly’ in terms of the organisation.
According to the research, just over half of the people taking part (52%) said that they wouldn’t trust their partner to book their holiday. Of these participants, 66% were female respondents. When asked to identify what concerns they have with the idea of their partner taking charge of the holiday booking (and allowed to choose more than one answer from the list if needed), the top five answers were: Think they’d pick an undesirable destination - 55%; Wouldn’t trust them to book the standard of accommodation I’d like – 47%; Think they’d spend too much on the break – 26%; Think they wouldn’t spend enough on the break – 17%; and I’d just prefer to be in charge – 9%.
When asked if they had argued or had disagreements with their partner about their holiday booking, 42% of the relevant respondents said they had, with the most common reason (81%) saying it was over ‘choosing the destination’.