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Peers’ phone addiction biggest bugbear for Vietnamese travellers

Update: August, 10/2018 - 08:26

HCM CITY — A new survey has found that Vietnamese travellers are most irritated by people staying glued to their mobile phones.

With the summer holiday season in full swing, online travel agency Agoda has been asking travellers what they think are the most annoying travel habits.

Noisy travellers (57 per cent), travellers glued to their devices (47 per cent), and those insensitive to cultural nuances (46 per cent) were the most annoying to fellow travelers, according to Agoda’s global Annoying Travel Habits survey.

Mass tour groups and selfie-takers, cited by 36 percent and 21 percent, completed the top five irritants list.

Chinese travelers seemingly have the highest tolerance for selfie-takers, with only 12 percent of Chinese respondents irritated with them, compared to Australians who were on the other end of the tolerance spectrum, with nearly a third (31 percent) citing holiday selfie-takers as annoying.

Insensitivity to local culture nuances was more than twice as irritating for Singaporeans (63 percent), Filipinos (61 percent) and Malaysians (60 percent) as it was for Chinese (21 percent) and Thai (27 percent) travellers. — VNS               

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