Canadians are ready to let their hair down and shirk day-to-day responsibilities on vacation — all within reason, of course.
This is according to a new survey from Cheapflights.ca, a leader in finding and publishing travel deals, that polled 1,012 Canadians on their vacation habits.
The survey revealed that 61% of Canadian respondents take a break from being responsible adults on vacation. Girls really do go wild on holiday: 64% of women were likely to get a little irresponsible on vacation compared to 57% of men.
Overspending was the number one vacation irresponsibility according to 53% of Canadians polled, followed by getting too much sun (46%), too much alcohol (31%), staying out all night (25%) and eating questionable food (18%).
In the lessons learned column, hooking up with a fellow traveller was listed as a the biggest regret for 7% of respondents, while another 8% said their biggest vacation error was working too much on holiday and not enjoying the surroundings.
We’re ready to own up to our bad vacation habits, though, with 76% of respondents saying they are open about their naughty behaviour with spouses, friends and family members. Almost 24% of respondents fessed up to living by the “What Happen In Vegas…” rule and said they kept their irresponsible behaviour hush-hush after returning home from their time away.
Canadians aged 65+ were least likely to go crazy on vacation. Just 44% of respondents over age 65 said they shirked responsibilities on vacation, while 53% of those aged 55 to 64 agreed.
Find these stats and more info on Canadians’ biggest vacation worries on Cheapflights.ca’s infographic below.