Holidays: Stay at home to beat stress

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Two out of five people who go on holiday argue with their partner and almost a quarter are struck down by illness, according to a survey by Barclaycard, published today.

Holidays rank high on the stress rating scale, and the main causes of rows include spending money, forgetting to pack something and the state of the resort, it said.

Despite looking forward to their holiday for months, 42 per cent of people end up arguing with their partners when they finally go away. Nearly a third worry about running out of money, and more than 40 per cent of the 2,000 people questioned said they actually looked forward to going home at the end of a trip.

"Indecision about what to do on holiday, paying too much attention to the opposite sex, children, bad navigation and drink also cause arguments," said the survey.