Saturday 24 February 2018

Social networking blamed for the death of the holiday photo album

Photo albums are becoming a thing of the past.
Photo albums are becoming a thing of the past.

Just three per cent of holidaymakers print their photographs, according to new research, with social networking websites being blamed for the trend.

The average holidaymaker overseas takes over 300 pictures during a one-week holiday, the survey revealed, but nearly all of those images will remain unprinted.

Around one in ten images taken on holiday are shared on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, while 97 per cent of respondents said they would never print images to display in a photo frame or album.

Chris Clarkson, founder of, the online travel agent which carried out the poll of 2,162 adults, each of whom had taken a holiday in the last year, suggested that more people ought to print hard copies of their favourite travel snaps.

“It’s such a shame that more people don’t print their holiday photos, either for frames and albums around the house or to put on canvases on the wall,” he said.

"Too often now, photos end up stuck on computers or social media profiles and that’s the only place they exist – people really should make more of an effort to print images and enjoy them.”

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