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UK holidaymakers' will travel to 17 different countries'
The average UK holidaymaker will travel to 17 different countries and spend a total of 90 days relaxing by the pool during their lifetime, according to new research.
What's more, in their lifetime, the average individual will fly almost 282,000 miles, eat 456 ice-creams and read 228 books.
Apparently a rather snap happy nation, UK holidaymakers will also take an average of 13,500 photographs while away.
After arriving at their destination, people from Britain are fans of flopping onto a sun lounger and staying there, with the average individual spending around 19 hours on each break by the beach or pool.
All this will happen on a total of 114 holidays abroad between the ages of 18 and 75 - which amounts to two each year.
It's not all fun and games, however, because individuals will also suffer from 57 instances of sunburn, 342 mosquito bites and spend nearly eight days holed up in airports as they wait for delayed flights.
They will also fall ill or get injured while away some 57 times - highlighting the importance of travel insurance.
A spokesman for Virgin holidays, who commissioned the research, said: "Holidays are a highlight of the year for most people – a time when you can really relax and forget about everything at home and work, and few people get to spend days lounging by the pool or sipping a drink on the beach at any other time in their lives so it’s important to make the most of your time abroad."
The average traveller will also, during their life, plunge into the swimming pool or sea 570 times and embark on a staggering 342 excursions or day trips.
British holidaymakers are also giving souvenir sellers abroad great businesses, bringing back 342 pieces of memorabilia for friends and family.
They will also enjoy one holiday romance, meet 228 new friends and make 114 life-changing decisions.
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