Aussie travellers are high maintenance on holidays

Posted: 11 April 2018 11:22 am

50% of Aussies recognise they have diva traits while travelling.

Aussie holiday goers have officially been dubbed "travel divas" after new research from Hostelworld revealed that over a third of Aussies (41%) has someone in their group of friends known as "the diva" and over half of Australians (54%) refuse to go on holiday without their big sunglasses.

Possibly the most telling stat of them all is that a quarter of those surveyed would refuse to stay in an accommodation if they saw evidence of a dirty cup.

The survey of 1,500 Australian holidaymakers and travellers showed that us Aussies are a pretty demanding bunch when it comes to travelling in style. Well over two thirds (72%) request a private bathroom on a trip and more than half (58%) would refuse to stay if they were given a different room than originally promised.

52% of Aussies count hand sanitiser as an essential holiday item, followed closely by an actual pillow for 41% of us. The list includes cleanser for 60% of Aussie women and facial and body moisturisers for 30% of Aussie men.

When it comes to food, Aussie travellers can’t get enough of the infamous smashed avocado where our love for avocado toast can’t seem to leave us, even on holidays.

More than half of travellers (52%) would actively eat avocados on holidays, 36% choose milk alternatives like almond, soy or coconut milk and a whopping 15% would actively choose to dine on capers.

Lucky for us, we don't have to splash the cash to live the diva lifestyle anymore with the changing face of hostels in our midst, giving us more plush surroundings at a reasonable price.

Even Mariah Carey has given it a surprise whirl in Barcelona and found it better than expected.
"To mine and everyone's surprise, the hostel was fabulous!" she said.

Searching for a room fit for Mariah Carey errr- a diva? Check out Hostelworld's list of diva-proof hotels here and prepare to be surprised, too.

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