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It's a small world after all

26 January 2009 08:42

It's a small world after all

Over a quarter of all UK holidaymakers bump into someone they know from home, according to latest research.

A new survey from Norwich Union has revealed that almost one in four British holiday goers meet people they know when they go away.

Figures show that European destinations such as Spain, Greece and Italy are the most common meeting places.

Interestingly, Italy was a popular place for Londoners to be reunited with acquaintances, with every Londoner interviewed saying they had met someone there.

"Its one of life's little mysteries that your attempt to get away from it all ends up with you sitting next to your boss on the beach," said Suzi Fenn, travel manager for Norwich Union.

Topping the list of people that we would least like to encounter on our summer break include ex-partners, in-laws and bosses.

"Sometimes this can be fun and a chance to catch up if it is a colleague or neighbour that you get on well with but if that is not the case it can also be a bit of a shock," Ms Fenn concluded.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18708037-ADNFCR