Travelling this holiday season? Avoid these common pet peeves

With the holidays fast approaching, many British Columbians are dreaming about their upcoming travel adventures with family and friends. Holiday travel can be an exciting and wonderful time for many, but what most forget about are the annoying travel habits of fellow travellers that threaten to take the joy out of getting to our destination!

According to a recent survey conducted by, the majority of British Columbians love travelling, but find that dealing with other people’s annoying travel habits prevent them from doing things that they enjoy. To reduce the aggravation of travelling during the holidays, British Columbians are proactively taking steps to avoid any hassle, specifically 74 per cent of British Columbians schedule their travel at off-peak times to avoid the crowds and 60 per cent booking in advance to get the best deals.

British Columbians’ biggest pet peeves while travelling include (in order of frustration):

Hidden and unforeseen charges
Transportation delays
Seat etiquette offenders
Carry-on baggage offenses

Other survey findings include:

Most travel etiquette offenders are under the age of 35.
A majority of British Columbians (61 per cent) are selective about who they travel with.
One quarter of British Columbians are annoyed most by a lack of seat etiquette and carry-on baggage offenses.
Men are less likely to travel during the holidays at all or will travel during off-peak times in an effort to reduce aggravation.

To make your holiday travel a smoother, stress-free experience, visit for all your travel needs. From flight and hotel packages to car rentals, has everything you need to ensure a relaxing journey this holiday season. Last minute changes are no problem with the app, which allows users to book (and review bookings) on the go, and take advantage of exclusive Travelocity promotional codes.

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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