Research by has revealed that a quarter of holidaymakers claims to have bumped into someone they knew on a previous holiday abroad.


The company carried out the poll as part of ongoing research into the holiday experiences of people around the UK. Some 1,792 adults from around the UK took part in the study, each of whom had been on holiday abroad in the past five years. Respondents were asked questions about who, if anyone, they had seen on previous holidays abroad outside of their actual holiday group. 

When asked 'On a previous holiday abroad, have you ever bumped into someone you knew unexpectedly?’, 24% of those taking part said ‘yes’, while 11% of these said it had happened to them more than once. 

Most respondents (27%) reported bumping into an ex-colleague, followed by a friend, relative and ex-partner. 

Of those who had bumped into someone they knew on holiday in the past, just 19% said they’d been happy about it happening. 


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