Monday, September 28, 2015

The Biggest Travel Pet Peeves Of 2015

Travel can be extremely thrilling, often life changing, and sometimes very annoying. 

Travel-dating site, asked more than 58,000 people what annoyed them most this travel season. Once declared one of TIME magazine’s “25 Best Inventions of All Time,” the Selfie Stick has quickly fell out of favor this year. Outlawed from most historic sites and even The Happiest Place on Earth, respondents agree this tool is “The Biggest Travel Pet Peeve of 2015.” 

The Biggest Travel Pet Peeves of 2015 (based on responses from 58,325 members)
Rank - Pet Peeve - Percentage of Votes
1 - Selfie Sticks - 42%
2 - Hogging overhead compartments - 20%
3 - Using an iPad to take photos - 17%
4 - Distraction with Social Media - 12%
5 - Smelly food on airplanes - 7%
6 - Other - 2%

“The Selfie Stick was a staple at popular tourist destinations this year” says Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of MissTravel. “Although you may have good intentions, carrying a Selfie Stick around could be seen as a sign of narcissism and self-absorption by your travel companion. Enjoy your vacation by allowing yourself to experience everything in the moment, instead of obsessing over capturing it in the perfect selfie.” 
Inconsiderate passengers taking up too much room in overhead compartments also ranked high on the list. However, respondents were most frustrated with distractions such as selfie sticks, large iPads and overuse of social media, which often detracts from the experience of travel. 
A dating site specifically for travel lovers, MissTravel members are frequent flyers, with most users commonly taking more than eight trips each year. is the world’s first and only travel dating website. Instead of the conventional date, such as the movies or dinner, singles travel to new and exotic destinations together in hopes of finding romance. was founded by MIT alum and online dating expert, Brandon Wade, and joins an impressive brand family of successful niche dating websites. Launched in 2012, the site boasts over 500,000 members worldwide, inspiring over 300,000 trips domestically and internationally.

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