Can we survive on holidays without smartphones?

  • IANS, Washington
  • Updated: Nov 01, 2014 18:32 IST

It is no secret that many in modern world have come to depend on technolgy for even the most basic activities. But, when you go on vacation with your family and friends, wouldn't you want a break from your smartphones to spend uninterrupted time with your loved ones? Turns out, no you wouldn't.

A research shows that 69 percent 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 percent take their smartphones away with them, 90 percent 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 percent did research work for their holiday destinations using their smartphone. While 42 percent plan their holidays in bed, 12 percent use their bathroom to plan it, the findings showed.

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

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