Can holidays happen without smartphones?

  • IANS, Washington
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 17:41 IST

If you are planning your next holiday, apart from your passport and travel money, do not forget to carry your smartphone with you.

A research shows that 69% of Britons are unable to go on holiday without their smartphones.

Moreover, a third of those surveyed actually used their smartphones more when they travel than they do at home.

"While 89% take their smartphones away with them, 90% say that they feel that keeping devices with them on holiday actually enhances their travel experience," said a survey by global travel firm Expedia and market research firm Egencia Mobile Index.

In fact, 26% did research work for their holiday destinations using their smartphone.

While 42% plan their holidays in bed, 12% use their bathroom to plan it, the findings showed.

Over 17% use their smartphone apps to manage an itinerary for the holiday, it added

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