The Psychology of Travel and the Things We Brits Take on Holiday!

What Brits Take on Holiday

What kind of holidaymaker are you? Do you like to go off exploring distant lands, sampling all the novel and unusual food and drink that’s on offer, or do you like to take your vacations in a home from home, somewhere you can be sure to find a few familiar creature comforts? Well, now you may be able to enjoy both!

New research has been published by Oliver’s Travels, a travel company who specialise in luxury villa and chateaux holiday rentals. They surveyed 2000 UK adults and found that a whopping 52% of us take British staples with us when we travel, like teabags, a favourite brand of coffee, or even favourite branded biscuits like custard creams!

The trouble is…if you take these kind of things with you on holiday you may find yourself getting into…well, trouble! This is because in many countries around the world, perishable goods have to be declared and some are not permitted through security at all, yet many people don’t seem to know the rules. Two-thirds of the adults surveyed failed to name a country where it’s against the law to not declare tea at Customs for example. Don’t feel bad if you belong to this 68%, but do keep in mind for future adventures abroad that Australia, New Zealand and the US all have laws demanding the declaration of tea.

The good news is that 2019 sees the launch of Oliver’s Travels’ brand new “Home from Home” delivery service in their most popular destinations. Upon request, travellers can receive a welcome hamper upon arrival at their holiday villa packed will all the goodies they just don’t want to go without. This hamper will include: PG Tips Tea Bags, Kenco instant Coffee, Chocolate Digestives, Weetabix, Jaffa Cakes, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Branston Pickle, Marmite, Tabasco, Canderel sweetener, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, HP brown sauce, Heinz Ketchup, Heinz Baked Beans, Cathedral City cheddar cheese, Andrex toilet paper.

Co-founder of Oliver’s Travels, Oliver Bell, said “The UK has long been a nation of explorers who love the idea of visiting far-flung lands and being introduced to diverse cultures. But having that explorers’ nature doesn’t mean we don’t long for home occasionally.”

Celebrity Psychologist and founder of The Wanderlust Post, Honey Langcaster-James, commented on the psychology of travel “On the one hand we desire adventure and the excitement of exploring new lands, but on the other we crave a sense of safety and security that comes only from the familiar.”

Now, thanks to Oliver’s Travels, you can go on a wonderful vacation somewhere new in the world and satisfy your taste for the novel, whilst at the same time being able to relax in the comfort of knowing that you’ll have all your favourites to hand…not least of which would be a great British cup of tea!

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