Sometimes when we’re planning holidays, it’s natural to worry about where to go, what to do, how to spend and so on etc. You don’t want to take all that leave and then realise that you don’t really enjoy the things you’ve booked, even if you did it in order to try something new. That’s why it’s good to know what kind of traveller you are. Booking.com has created six groups of “travel tribes” that will give you a general idea of the kind of holidays you like. Try the quiz here:
What does travel mean to you?
- The chance to go somewhere that I’m comfortable
- The opportunity to relax and be pampered somewhere luxurious
- Getting away from life’s hustle and bustle, I love being in the middle of nowhere
- The opportunity to explore the world and meet new people from different cultures
- Seizing opportunities to experience and learn more about the world first-hand
- Experiencing something unique and out of the ordinary
When I’m thinking about booking a trip, the things that are most important to me are:
- Being surrounded by home comforts
- Fine dining, top quality accommodation and the five star treatment
- Finding somewhere remote and off the beaten track where I can really switch off
- Finding a place full of history, culture and people, somewhere to learn and explore
- Experiencing authentic encounters and being able to jump on spontaneous travel opportunities
- Going somewhere unexpected and exciting with a stay in a quirky accommodation
When packing for my next trip, I consider the following important:
- Homely necessities such as slippers, duvets, a dressing gown, my own toiletries
- My smartest outfit that makes me feel special and glamourous for date night dinners
- I just need the bare essentials so I can focus on some ‘me’ time
- Guidebooks, hiking boots, a light back pack and all-weather clothes – who knows what could happen!
- The latest Go-Pro, guide to the hottest places to visit, my laptop and water purifier
- It depends what weird and awesome trip I’ve got planned. I never book the same trip or stay twice
What is the best part about being on holiday?
- Simply relaxing and catching up with friends or family
- Dining out in top restaurants, discovering the hottest bars and generally living the high life
- Dedicating the whole time to looking after yourself by being fit and healthy
- Going out of my comfort zone, immersing myself in new cultures and meeting new people
- Trying the leading local delicacies, learning a new language, capturing beautiful photographs of every place
- The unknown, I love trying new things and not having a plan
When planning a trip, who are you most likely to go with to share the experience?
- Family or friends
- Your other half
- On your own – it’s the best way to switch off
- Happy to go alone, I’m bound to meet like-minded people along the way!
- A friend or other half, who else is going to take loads of photos of me?
- A fellow adventurer
Which of these describe your dream holiday?
- A countryside getaway in a cosy chalet or B&B where I can curl up in front of the fire after an active day
- A five-star stay where I don’t have to lift a finger
- Somewhere relaxing and remote, a retreat so I come back feeling brand new
- Backpacking around the world, I want to experience as much as possible whilst traveling on a shoestring
- Backpacking in style and with the latest technology so I can make the most out of everywhere I go
- Anywhere, as long as it’s a new destination with somewhere cool to stay!
When booking your holiday accommodation what’s your ideal type?
- Somewhere super cosy that feels like home
- A luxury country manor with a spa
- A retreat in the middle of nature
- A hostel with a bed to lay my head is all I need. Just a base to explore my chosen destination
- A boutique B&B, guesthouse or apartment
- Something one of a kind that will make my friends jealous e.g. treehouse, houseboat, igloo
When planning your trip, what research do you do before you book?
- Ask friends and family for recommendations then research for local advice and tips
- Read glossy magazines and research where the celebs are visiting, eating and staying
- Researching the best places and ways to let go and rejuvenate
- Buy the latest guidebooks and follow travel bloggers
- Make a bucket list of the top 10 things to do for every destination I’m visiting. I will do them all!
- Swat up on the latest travel trends and unusual stays around the world
Here’s what your answers say about you:
Mostly 1’s – Home Birds
When you venture away from your nest, you like to stay somewhere when you can still enjoy the comforts of home. This might mean you’re more into homestays, villa rentals or guest houses which are less hotel-like for your accommodation.
Mostly 2’s – Ladies and Lords of the Manor
You want the best out of your travel experience and so it’s all about great service and a gorgeous setting. Your expensive tastes might include country houses, five-star hotels, private islands and beach resorts to indulge in the best luxury money can buy.
Mostly 3’s – Hideaway Hunters & Soul Searchers
Nothing says holiday more to you that an isolated, remote getaway – far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax and switch off in your destination of choice, perhaps a cottage deep in the countryside or a luxury tent in the desert. You’re interested in eating healthy, indulging in some luxury pampering and spa stays and yoga retreats are high on your list.
Mostly 4’s – The Backpacker
You’re an adventurous type, never seen without your guidebook and keen to explore the world as much as possible, and you love staying in hostels and budget stays – after all it’s one of the best ways to meet likeminded travellers and make new friends. You have the gift of time but not money, so you want to get the most you can out of your travel experience.
Mostly 5’s – The Flashpacker
You want to explore the world and experience the destination like a local, but prefer your stays to be on the fancy side. You want to travel in style so hostel dorm rooms are out and boutique B&B’s, guesthouses and apartments are in. You’ve got all the latest travel gear and you’re happy to spend more for authentic encounters and spontaneous travel opportunities.
Mostly 6’s – Out of the Ordinary Explorer
You want your holiday to be something really special and unforgettable to you search out unique experiences as well as adrenaline-raising experiences. To feed that adventurous appetite, Booking.com offers stays in igloos, treehouses, houseboats, castles and even a jumbo jet so you’ll be sure to make your friends jealous with a stay in one of these.
Now that you know, it’s easier to start planning your next vacation, whether you’re more into budgeting or like to splurge once in awhile. Happy travelling!