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The hours that make or break many a trip

Is this why hotel lobbies are so important?

It seems there’s plenty of truth to the old adage that first impressions last – at least when it comes to holidays.


Don't worry, be happy


According to recent research by, half of all Aussies (49%) feel the first day of a vacation sets the tone for the rest of a holiday, while nearly one in three travellers say the initial hours of a getaway can make or break a trip. 


In its study of perceptions versus reality, also revealed the top five hopes and worries that Australian travellers face on the eve of a holiday.


Apparently, what we hope might happen at the beginning of a vacation is pretty accurate, but our concerns turn out to be unfounded. Here’s a breakdown of the findings:


Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 7 August 2017

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