Brit holidaymakers 'would choose plane seat next to Clinton rather than Trump'
UK holidaymakers would prefer to sit next to Hillary Clinton on a flight than Donald Trump, a survey has found.
Mrs Clinton was chosen by 17% of travellers as the politician they would most like to make small talk with at 30,000 feet, compared with her US presidential rival who was selected by just 3% of those polled.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson topped the list of political travel companions with 23% of the vote, as holidaymakers perhaps hope to grill him over his thoughts on Brexit.
Prime Minister Theresa May was in second place at 20%.
Some 13% of the 1,000 British holidaymakers surveyed said they would like to sit next to Ukip leader Nigel Farage on a flight.
The research was commissioned by World Travel Market (WTM), a travel trade exhibition opening at the ExCeL convention centre in east London on Monday.
The event's senior director, Simon Press, said: "Whatever one thinks of his politics, Boris Johnson comes across as an affable type who would be fun to talk to on a flight.
"For those interested in a more serious conversation, Theresa May or Hillary Clinton gets the nod."
The study also suggested that travel bosses fear v ictory for Mr Trump on Tuesday could be bad for their businesses.
A survey of 2,044 senior industry professionals found that just 7% believe him winning the election would be better for the sector, compared with 60% who selected Mrs Clinton.
Almost one in three (33%) felt neither candidate would be good for business.