AS Booking.com reveals in its latest research that 46% of travellers believe the first 24 hours of a vacation sets the tone for the rest of the trip.
While ‘traditional’ activities like unpacking bags (63%) and exploring accommodation (60%) top the priority agenda, travellers are increasingly tech orientated, or taking a selfie.
On arrival at a destination they take a picture for social media (27%) and going online to check restaurant reviews (26%) also ranked high.
These elements tend to happen before more traditional aspects; nearly half (47%) have their first vacation treat within the first hour, versus 54% who take pictures and 56% who check emails.
In response, and to celebrate the recent World Emoji Day, Booking.com is creating new emojis relevant to the first 24 hours of a vacation. Over 18,000 travellers were asked for their top five new emojis and Booking.com has brought these to life through illustrations as well as creating a light-hearted petition for Unicode to include them as part of their current list.
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