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Cat lovers unpopular travel buddies for Canadians

- August 13th, 2012
Travelling with another person is a true test of a friendship, relationship or family bond. Being together in close quarters for a week away, in sometimes stressful transit situations, can either bond a pair or expose already existing cracks in a relationship.

In a new survey, Hotels.com asked their users across Canada what they most look for in a travel buddy – and what drives them absolutely nuts.

It’s always important to pack a sense of humour when navigating the sometimes crazy world of travel, so it’s no surprise that humour is the top trait Canadians look for in a travel partner. Another vital characteristic in a travel buddy, trustworthiness, came in second, while similar lifestyle values - those who go to bed early won’t want to be woken by a rowdy travel buddy who comes home from the club at 3 a.m. – rounded out the top three.

Most Canadians wouldn't mind sharing a hotel with Ryan Gosling. (MIchael Peake/QMI Agency)

Canadians also told Hotels.com that Canadian actor and all-around good guy Ryan Gosling was the one person they’d most like to share a hotel room with.

Traits Canadians dislike most in their travel buddies include smoking, a selfish nature – obviously travelling with someone who hogs the bathroom won’t do – and, strangely, people who love cats. No reason as to why Canadians dislike cat lovers so much was given, but it was the third most chosen pet peeve from a list of 20.

 

Lady Gaga would be the worst travel partner, according to Canadians in a Hotels.com survey. (BEN PELOSSE/QMI Agency)

Lady Gaga would be the worst travel partner, according to Canadians in a Hotels.com survey. (BEN PELOSSE/QMI Agency)

 

Canadians named Lady Gaga as the least desirable person to share a hotel room with. No doubt she travels with a lot of luggage to carry all those costumes, perhaps the reason why Canadians wouldn’t chose to travel with the eccentric singer.

Now it’s your turn to sound off! What traits do you like most and least in your travel partners?

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