We all love going on holiday. In fact, it’s one of our favourite pastimes as a nation. Each year tens of thousands of Brits jet off to sunny Mediterranean climates. We enjoy escaping the humdrum and boredom of our daily lives and getting out of the perpetual drizzle. Holidays are a fantastic way to unwind, de-stress and explore other cultures.
When we do holiday, there are many factors that can make for a good experience or a bad one. Naturally, we want to have as much fun and enjoyment as possible on our holidays. Because of this it’s often important to think about the things that contribute to our holiday experience. This is a list of some of the most major factors that affect whether we have a good holiday experience.
This is the big one, especially for us Brits. We love the good weather. Anything hot, dry and sunny is an instant win for us. It’s most likely because we rarely get that type of weather in the UK. Indeed, when a lot of us book our holidays abroad, we’ll most likely book somewhere hot. That means going on holiday to the Caribbean or travelling to either Mediterranean or tropical climates. And we can almost guarantee that we’re going to get hot weather the whole time we’re there. But sometimes this isn’t the case. Sometimes it rains, and the skies are cloudy and grey. And miserable weather can make for a miserable holiday experience. If we wanted to spend our time inside looking out the window at the rain, we’d just stay at home right?! The trouble with the weather is that there’s nothing we can do about it. All we can do to prepare is look at current climates and hope the weather remains good while we’re there.
Another important factor that can affect our holiday enjoyment is the hotel room. Many holiday makers see the hotel room as just a place to sleep. They’d rather spend the majority of their time out and about doing things. On the other hand, some people like to spend time in their room, relaxing and enjoying it. Either way there are certain boxes your room needs to tick to be pleasant. For one thing, the bed and the hotel bedding should be soft and comfortable. It’s important for people to get a good nights sleep while they’re on holiday. We’d expect all the usual features too such as a television, tea & coffee making facilities, and toiletries.
As Brits, we place a lot of value in good service. We like to feel like we’re well treated and that the local staff and people care about us. Service is so vital in the holiday and tourism industry that when it’s bad it’s glaringly apparent. When we go to eat at restaurants, we want the staff to be attentive but not smothering. We need hotel staff to be accommodating and happy to change our feather pillow to a polyester one at one in the morning. It’s the little instances of going the extra mile with the service that puts a smile on our faces. Good service can transform our enjoyment and experiences on holiday.