Survey reveals how much technology Brits take on holiday

A survey of 1,000 British adults, as part of the UK Gadget Usage Report 2017, revealed that the average person takes at least three items of tech on holiday – one more than they would for an average day at work or study. 

The report, published by, show that as many as 1 in 5 (20%) travel with at least five gadgets in their luggage, equating to over £1,000 of equipment.

Almost 1 in 10 (9%) say that they intend to have a technology-free holiday and ‘log-off’ from everyday life.


Technology most commonly taken on holiday by UK adults (other than the smart phone) are iPads or tablets (42% of holidaymakers) and just under a quarter (23%) take a laptop on holiday. Battery packs are increasingly becoming a holiday must-have, found in 38% of suitcases.

The survey also found that vaping devices are more increasingly being regarded as a holiday essential, being taken on holiday by 8.3% of travellers. However, experts warn that people wishing to take devices abroad need to do their homework before they travel.



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