Holidays should be all about relaxing and having a good time. But the little things can sometimes get in the way, turning your hard-earned break into a stressful event.
You can avoid that tension on your next holiday with the help of our holiday stress calculator. Using market research, we've identified the biggest holiday stress factors and fed this data into our calculator, so you can check the stress factor before you book your next trip.
Surprisingly, trains were rated the least strenuous travel option, despite not being the most popular method of travel in the UK. Renting a car to get away and get around your destination was also rated relatively stress-free. To really limit the pressure, get yourself covered with car hire excess insurance.
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Which of the following booking methods will you use?
Booking all components by yourself independent of each other
Booking through friends/family
Booking through a high street travel agency
Booking a package holiday
How will you travel?
Coach / Bus
Motorhome / caravan
How long will you stay?
Longer than two weeks
Long Weekend (Up to 3 days)
Up to two weeks
Up to one week
When will you travel?
Half-term i.e February and October half-terms
Easter holidays i.e March/April holidays
Spring i.e March-May excluding half-terms
Autumn i.e October-November
Christmas holidays i.e end of December-start of January
Off-peak winter i.e November-February excluding Christmas holidays/half-terms
Summer holidays i.e July-August
Off-peak summer i.e June/start of July and September
What is the travel time?
Over 12 hours travel time
Six to twelve hours travel time
Three to six hours travel time
Less than three hours travel time
Who will you travel with? Please select the most relevant option
With a travel group that you don't know
On your own
With a partner
What type of holiday will it be? (If you are combining activities please pick the most relevant option)
Camping / Caravanning
Adventure holiday (safari, diving,horse riding etc)
Visiting friends/ family
What type of accomodation will you be using?
Caravan / tent
Staying with friends / family
Ferry / Boat / Train
B&B or Guest House
Self-catered property hire (e.g. Air BnB)
Hotel (all inclusive)
Resort (e.g. 5 star accommodation)