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The Biggest Travel Pet Peeves of 2017
  • Posted Sep 5, 2017
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Traveling is one of life’s greatest joys but like any trip, certain annoyances are inevitable. MissTravel.com surveyed members to see what their biggest travel pet peeves of 2017 are. Some may surprise you… and some may not…

1. Xenophobia

Named word of the year in 2016 by Dictionary.com, “Xenophobia” is making travel more difficult in 2017. MissTravel members stated they would rather pay a hidden travel cost than listen to a close-minded adult. How sad is that? Between Trump’s travel ban and the reputation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  is it really any wonder the latest political climate has affected traveler’s decisions this year?

2. Overcrowded Destinations

Thanks to Instagram, your travel bucket list has been longer than ever. While this surge in social media fueled tourism is good for the economy, overcrowding can detract from the experience of traveling to these destinations. Plan a trip off the beaten path and don’t let the Disneyworld-like crowds ruin your vacation!

3. Hidden Travel Costs

The average resort fee has risen 8.7 percent since December. These mandatory fees are taking big cities by storm and catching travelers off guard. Make sure you look closely at the price breakdown before you book accommodations. That “free”wifi at your hotel might not be free after all.

4. Flight Delays

Almost the most inevitable of pet peeves are flight delays. They’re uncontrollable and they’re inconsistent. While flight delays are usually no one in particular’s fault, they are extremely annoying. Unless you have any ideas as to how to control the weather, plan accordingly for an unexpected flight delay.

5. Loud Children

Loud children are not always at the fault of their parents. What may seem like a lack in proper parenting may actually be as mortifying, if not more for the parents involved. Regardless of the situation, loud children are obnoxious. Consider electronics for your kids next time you travel.

What are your biggest travel pet peeves this year?

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2 Responses to “The Biggest Travel Pet Peeves of 2017”

  1. Sylvia says:

    Pet Peeve #1:
    Loud children and obnoxious adults are my biggest pet peeves.

    I like the person sitting on the plane or train to be sociable but know when to SHUT UP talking and let me take in the scenery and have some peace and quiet!

    Pet Peeve #2: Boarding and Unboarding on the plane
    Rude folks who insist on being first out of the plane cabin and making everyone else wait.

    I would LOVE if all airlines would allow folks in the back of the plane to board first. Reverse order so folks are hitting the folks in the Sections 1 – 5, etc. Board the plane from the rear to the front to let everyone get comfortable.

    Then getting off the plane, those in front can leave by row. Not folks jumping up and blocking the aisle. Talk about overkill and claustrophobia & panic attack! Whew…ridiculous.

    Pet Peeve #3: Baggage Claim
    Folks who stand directly in front of the baggage area so others can’t see when their bag drops onto the belt. Those rude enough not to allow you to pick up your bag when your bag is on the belt moving (especially if its a heavy bag). Be courteous and move back away so others can grab their belongings and keep it moving!

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