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UK vs US Travel Habits

UK vs US travellers compared

Here at Go City, we know that no two sightseers are the same. And that got us wondering, how different are travel habits between British and American travellers?

To find out, we surveyed 2,000 US and UK travellers - and we’ve made some interesting discoveries! 

Intrigued? Read on to discover how we and our friends across the Atlantic like to plan our travels.

What are the big differences between American and British travellers?

Let’s start with planning. Although Brits are often stereotyped as scrupulous and sensible, according to our research, Americans pack earlier, spend longer planning and get to the airport hours in advance.

That Type A personality continues into their trip where they’re far more likely to book their activities in advance, as well as review restaurant menus ahead of their trip.

All this planning takes its toll, as American vacationists who travel in a couple are more likely to have an argument with their other half when prepping for their time away. Luckily for the Brits, only 44 percent of them have had a row about holiday planning.

Another interesting find is that, despite the fact that British small talk tends to revolve around the weather, they are far less likely to choose a destination for its soaring temperatures than Americans. However, they are more likely to travel further afield, which is most likely why British holidaymakers were found to be more vigilant about ensuring their passport is in date. 

Despite all these differences, when it comes to making the most of your trip, everyone can agree that Go City is the way to go. With our passes, you can tick off your must-sees, discover hidden gems, and plan your sightseeing with ease.

Take a look below at our findings and for more information on Go City and our passes, head over to gocity.com.

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