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These are the most in-demand phrases for travellers


It seems more travellers care about feeding on wifi than on food when they arrive on holiday, if the results of a new study are anything to go by.

 

 

Polling over 18,000 people globally on the phrases they would most want to know immediately after arriving in a foreign-language destination, the Booking.com study revealed that almost more than anything, holidaymakers are a bunch of internet addicts.

 

But despite our predilection for free wi-fi, thankfully, we’re still more interested in browsing the streets than the web, with the most sought after help relating to directions. Here are the ten most in demand phrases by newly arrived travellers:

 

The top 10 phrases most in demand are:

1.         “What’s the best way to get into town / the city centre?” (46%)

2.         “What’s the Wi-Fi password?” (43%)

3.         “What time is breakfast?” (41%)

4.         “Where can I get the best meal?” (40%)

5.         “Where’s the toilet?” (25%)

6.         “Take me somewhere awesome” (22%)

7.         “I need coffee” (21%)

8.         “I can’t remember my room number” (11%)

9.         “Can I request an early check in?” (11%)

10.       “Where’s the closest pharmacy?” (10%)

 

An honourable mention should go to asking what time the bar opens (13% of men, 7% of women).

 

So if you really want to look after your clients, finding them hotels close to the city centre and with free wifi, good food and coffee is a great start. Who ever said a travel professional’s job was easy?

 

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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 11 August 2017

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