While traveling can be fun and exciting, there are always things that can put a damper on a great trip, and one of those things can be an annoying fellow traveler. Well, a new Agoda survey asked travelers which habits are most annoying and we doubt anyone will be all that surprised.
Globally, respondents of the survey dubbed the noisy traveler the most annoying (57%), followed by travelers glued to their devices (47%) and those insensitive to cultural nuances (46%). Also landing in the top five are mass tour groups (36%) and selfie-takers (21%). When it comes to American travelers specifically, they too find the noisy traveler most annoying (53%), followed by those glued to their devices (48%) and those insensitive to cultural nuances (41%).
Traveling alone can be a bit lonely, which is why it isn’t surprising that solo travelers spend the most time on their devices, nearly two hours (117 minutes), compared to those traveling with friends (100 minutes), and those traveling with family (100 minutes). Interestingly, American travelers are the only case where those traveling alone spend less time on devices (62 minutes), as compared to those who are with their family (66 minutes) or friends (86 minutes).