Brits spend less time packing than organising entertainment for their holiday

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16th August 2016 12:55 - Sport, Leisure and Tourism

Brits spend less time packing than organising entertainment for their holiday: According to a recent travel survey commissioned by Audible, a seller and producer of audio entertainment, British people spend more time sorting out entertainment on their digital devices than they do packing their suitcase to go on holiday.Brits spend less time packing than organising entertainment for their holiday

The respondents revealed that ahead of a week-long holiday, the average British traveller spends four hours and 16 minutes sorting out digital entertainment (i.e making playlists and downloading TV programmes and books. In comparison, the average British holiday maker spends two hours and 30 minutes packing their suitcase.

Of the British people in the survey, 42 per cent said that they begin sorting out their digital entertainment for their trip before they even think about packing their suitcases.

According to the results, the younger respondents placed the most focus on their digital entertainment, with 33 per cent of those under 35 always being sure to organise their entertainment before packing their suitcases. On the other hand, just 17 per cent of those aged 55 and above said the same.

The survey also revealed the top five audiobooks that Britons would choose to listen to this summer are:

1.   Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling (narrated by Stephen Fry)

2.   The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (narrated by Clare Corbett, India Fisher and Louise Brealey)

3.   A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (narrated by William Roberts)

4.   The Martian by Andy Weir (narrated by RC Bray)

5.   Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (narrated by Jo Hall, Anna Bentinck, Steve Crossley, Alex Tregear, Owen Lindsay and Andrew Wincott)

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