Shocking Research from Britain

Interesting stuff here. Travelodge, the well known British budget hotel chain, has carried out some research into British people’s attitude towards and knowledge of their countryside.

Some mind boggling results included :

53% thought there was nothing to do or see in Britain’s countryside.

10% could not identify a sheep.

83% could not identify a bluebell.

32% could not identify a pheasant.

The above from Travelmole.

I guess there is really no reason to believe the Irish would fare any better. Or is there ?

Interesting Research from TripAdvisor

I liked this research by TripAdvisor.

Most annoying travellers in the world :

1. Americans – 18% of respondents.

2. French – 12%

3. Germans – 10%

4. British – 6%

5. Chinese – 6%

Followed by : Travellers from Russia, Japan, Italy, India, the Emirates.

Most annoying things during travel :

1. Children kicking your seat back – 31%

2. Rude seat recliners – 21%

3. Loud mobile phone conversations – 16%

4. Passengers taking too long to stow overhead baggage – 12%

5. People getting up before the seatbelt sign is off – 5%

6. Armrest hogs – 4%

7.  Passengers consuming smelly food – 4%

8. Travellers blocking moving walkways – 3%

9. “Shoulder surfers” reading over your shoulder – 1%

10. People wandering in front of airport service carts – 1%

The copyright is entirely TripAdvisor’s.

What those people need when they get to their destination is a good walk in nature.