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Sun loungers 'cause most annoyance'

Published 23/05/2010 | 09:26

The bagging of sun loungers round the pool is the thing that browns off Britons the most on holiday
The bagging of sun loungers round the pool is the thing that browns off Britons the most on holiday

The bagging of sun loungers round the pool is the thing that browns off Britons the most on holiday, it has been revealed.

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As many as two in three people reckoned the reserving of the best pool-side spot was the most frustrating thing on a trip, the survey from travel agent www.sunshine.co.uk found.

The next most irritating habit was excessive noise, followed by drunkenness, bad karaoke and cultural insensitivity.

Travelling Britons also disliked unsociable tourists, those who argued and those who were stingy tippers.

The poll of 1,684 people also revealed that 12% of women did not like seeing other women sunbathe topless, with more than half of these saying it was "distracting" for their partner.

Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Brown said: "Not being able to get a sun lounger due to someone unrightfully reserving it is something all tourists have probably experienced abroad, so it wasn't a great shock to see it up there as the most annoying habit."

The top 10 annoying habits were reserving sun loungers, excessive noise, drunkenness, bad karaoke, cultural insensitivity, unsociability, arguing, stingy tippers, public displays of affection and patriotic holiday wear.

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