ASDA Financial Services

ASDA Financial Services

May 28, 2012 13:20 ET

Holiday Horrors Begin Before Departure as Brits Panic Over Baggage Allowances

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 28, 2012) -

A growing number of holidaymakers are fretting before they even set foot out of their homes, as baggage allowances and budgets top the list of common holiday worries.

New research from Asda Travel Money* has revealed that a staggering three in four holidaymakers start packing less than a week before they go on holiday. A further 12% will leave it to the very last minute and get ready the day before they leave.

Whilst many may consider holidays a time of relaxation, in reality they could cause more stress than serenity.

The survey of over 1,200 people found that almost half (46%) of holidaymakers start to stress when packing as they are concerned about staying within luggage weight limits and baggage restrictions.

Households up and down the country that are preparing for a summer getaway might also want to get their wardrobes in shape as ensuring the right clothing has been packed is also a cause for packing-related panic. A massive 43% of people are concerned over which item of clothing to bring and 37% of holidaymakers are worried about unpredictable weather or illness.

The research highlighted that parents in particular face a difficult challenge of preparing their families for a fun-filled holiday. A significant 59% of mums believe that the task of packing for their family is the biggest worry of all. Dads, however, fret more about budgets as the biggest concern for a third (35%) of them is over-spending.

In a poll of 2018 adults, commissioned by ABTA, 12% of customers said they would be going overseas between July 27 and August 12 to get away from the Games.**

Wherever in the world you are travelling to Asda Finance offers affordable travel money to destinations across the world.

Notes for editors

* Research of 1251 people conducted for Asda Pulse of the Nation from 25th April to 2nd May 2012.

** The research was conducted by Arkenford Ltd for ABTA in September 2011.

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