More than 80 per cent of UK adults would call themselves a ‘culture vulture’, poll claims

Eight in 10 participants say they enjoy visiting places off the beaten track

Astrid Hall
Friday 01 November 2019 18:27
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Eighty-four per cent of UK adults would call themselves a “culture vulture”, a new survey has claimed.

The poll of 2,000 adults found respondents thought choosing restaurants where locals eat and learning regional slang were signs of one.

Trying local cuisine and wearing clothing of the region you are visiting were also listed.

Eight in 10 said they enjoyed visiting locations off the beaten track.

One fifth said they preferred to visit lesser known places on the map when somewhere new.

Florian Sengstschmid, CEO for the Azerbaijan Tourism Board which commissioned the survey said: “It’s good to get out of your comfort zone and explore new and lesser known destinations.

“It’s great to see how many Britons are keen to explore new sights and leave no stone unturned when travelling to new and exciting locations.”

Eight in 10 respondents said they usually try and book a new destination they have never visited when choosing a holiday destination.

Around a quarter said they were a bigger culture aficionado than their partner.

More than a third even said their passion for travel can create arguments between them.


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