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Recent research from Virgin Media O2 has exposed the worst mistakes Britons could make on holiday. From sunburn to towel hogging, here’s how Britons can avoid embarrassing themselves abroad.

As tens of millions of Britons prepare to travel overseas for a vacation, greater than 90 percent of individuals think British people have bad holiday habits.

In line with the research, the worst holiday faux pas was expecting everyone to talk English.

Nearly three quarters of those surveyed thought it was embarrassing that British people expect people overseas to talk English.

While around 1.5 billion people world wide speak English, it’s polite to learn at the least just a few phrases of a rustic’s native language before travelling there.

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The subsequent most embarrassing holiday habit was getting burned with over half of those polled finding it shameful.

While getting burned on holiday is likely to be uncomfortable, it might even be really dangerous for tourists.

It’s all the time vital to wear suncream and reapply recurrently if tourists are spending a protracted time within the sun.

Nearly half of those polled thought it was embarrassing when British tourists leave their hotel room in a large number.


This yr, O2 is offering Priority customers a 3 month free trial of Super Duolingo to assist them learn the local lingo before travelling.

Gareth Turpin, Chief Business Officer, Mobile, at Virgin Media O2 said: “Holiday season is upon us with tens of millions of Brits set to travel this summer for some well-deserved down time.

“But with life being busier than ever today, it might be hard to seek out the time to learn a language and really get into the vacation spirit. So, we’ve joined forces with Duolingo to supply our customers a fast and convenient solution to brush up on some basics before they go away this yr.

“And as O2 is the one major network to supply EU roaming at no extra cost, our customers can carry on top of their Duolingo streaks while they’re away, without having to fret about data roaming charges.”

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