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Travellers like to argue before holiday

24 September 2008 12:45

Travellers like to argue before holiday

The stresses of making sure that a passport hasn't been left at home or that appropriate travel insurance has been purchased is just too much for some holidaymakers, it has been said.

Current research from American Express Travellers Cheques has found that 65 per cent of travellers manage to fall out with their family and friends before the plane even lifts off the runway.

The main cause of an argument for 48 per cent of respondents often revolves around the number of items that are trying to be crammed into a suitcase, while 40 per cent debate about making it to the airport on time.

Kirstie Bayley, director at American Express Travellers Cheques, said: "The research has shown that holiday makers have a lot to think about when they go away and the last thing they are going to want to worry about is money."

And holidaymakers who do not want to worry about money have been told that travel insurance is a wise purchase by STA Travel as it could save a lot of financial hassle if there is a problem on a holiday.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18649063-ADNFCR