Whether it’s enjoying local cuisine, treating yourself to a day of shopping or sampling the local cocktails, wines and beers on offer, holidays are a wonderful way to indulge yourself.
However, as more people partake in Dry January and embrace the teetotal lifestyle, many travelers are choosing to enjoy an alcohol-free holiday as well. Travel expert Kuoni surveyed 1,000 Teetotal travelers to find out their favorite destinations and activities for Teetotal vacations, as well as stress levels.
The most popular vacation destinations for teetotal travelers
The majority of teetotalers surveyed ranked America as their favorite destination for a tipple-free vacation. With 50 states to explore, the vast country has something for everyone; It could be a weekend of shopping, sightseeing and shows in cities like New York or Chicago, or reconnecting with nature after a week in the wilderness and taking in the breathtaking views of Yosemite or the Grand Canyon.
Turkey and Italy are the second and third most popular destinations with Tukre in second place and Italy in the top three.
The most popular destinations for teetotal travelers
Teetotal travel and age
The study revealed that over a third (36%) of young people aged 16-24 and just 14 per cent of older travelers aged over 55 felt pressured to drink on holiday as they got older. Experiencing any stress.
Young people who go on holiday are often associated with partying and uploading pictures to social media, enjoying cocktails at a local bar while they are traveling at night or in the evening, while older people are more likely to attend a family holiday or a peaceful one. A romantic holiday with a significant other, where there’s less pressure to drink.
The best teetotal holiday activities
When it comes to their favorite activities on vacation, teetotal travelers put sightseeing at the top of their list, followed by day trips and shopping. Visiting other countries gives travelers a great opportunity to immerse themselves in the local history and culture, and sightseeing is a perfect way to realize this. Spending the day kicking off a shopping trip also ranked highly, particularly among 16-24-year-olds, who are keen to find the perfect souvenir to take home.
Top Ten Vacation Activities
- A place to visit
- Day trips
- Spa days/ spa treatments
- Hiking / Walking
- playing games
- Water sports
- Cooking classes
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