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14 August 2012 11:02
More tourists are using e-readers while on holiday, research showed
Holidaymakers prefer e-books to paperbacks when reading on their travels, a poll has suggested.
More than half of tourists who read when they were away opted for e-readers, such as the Kindle, rather than a conventional book.
But the result was close - with 51% of people opting for an e-reader compared to 49% who preferred a good old book.
Travel agency www.sunshine.co.uk questioned 1,928 adults who had taken a trip abroad in the past year about their holiday reading habits.
They found the devices were most popular with those aged 40 and above and that 44% of users said they chose e-readers because they were easier to hold.
Travellers who favoured traditional books said they "simply preferred" them or that e-readers were too expensive.
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23 September 2016
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22 September 2016
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21 September 2016
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20 September 2016
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17 September 2016
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16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.