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What travellers dread forgetting most on holiday

September 3, 2008

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Leading holiday add-on company, Holiday Extras®, recently asked customers: 'What would be the most disastrous thing to forget on holiday?'

The weekly online Holiday Extras poll found that 40.1% (217) of respondents would hate to forget their camera, with 29.8% (161) dreading leaving their mobile phone at home. Almost 17% (91) of those polled thought forgetting their swimsuit would be a disaster, and just over 13% (72) considered leaving their sunglasses behind the biggest boo boo.

Mike Whiting, Managing Editor for Holiday Extras commented: "Whilst you can easily buy a new swimming costume or sunglasses, replacing your camera or phone abroad is not so easy. Our cameras are important to record our treasured holiday moments. However, while I tend not to take my mobile away with me, more people these days seem to want to stay in touch - even when they're getting away from it all!"

There's no reason to forget anything if you travel with Holiday Extras. The Holiday Extras holiday checklist will take you through your holiday planning step by step, week by week so you don't forget anything. From applying for your European Health Insurance Card and packing your hand luggage, to turning off your appliances and locking your front door, Holiday Extras remembers.

Don't forget to visit the award-winning website, Holiday Extras remembers the things that others forget.


Note to editors
Online poll took place on August 26, 2008. Results based on responses of 541 Holiday Extras customers.

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Holiday Extras is the UK number one for pre-booked airport hotels and airport parking, taking bookings for over 5.4 million travellers each year.

The company offer a wide choice of holiday add-ons including airport lounges, airports by rail, London theatre breaks, UK theme park breaks, and travel insurance.

For more information and to book please visit or call 0871 360 2186.