Back in the old holiday routine...

Holidays appear to becoming merely "routine" for most of those on hot-spot breaks away, according to a survey.

More than half of holidaymakers said they stuck to a regular schedule when on a foreign trip, the poll from sunshine.co.uk found.

Many ate in the same restaurants every day, drank in the same bars and had set times for sunbathing, with those aged 18 to 30 the most likely to have a set routine while away.

The results were based on responses from 2,199 UK adults who had been on a hot-weather destination trip abroad in the last 12 months.

Of these, 51% said they tended to do the same thing every day, and, of these, two in three said they preferred to stick to what they knew and liked.

Of the "routine" holidaymakers, 27% ate or drank in the same bars and restaurants daily, while 31% sunbathed in the same spot each day and 66% got up and went to bed at the same time.

Of these "regulars", just 4% were parents but as many as 61% of those aged 18-30 fell into the same-every-day category. A total of 42% of those with routine tendencies said their last trip was an all-inclusive holiday.

Sunshine.co.uk managing director Chris Clarkson said: "It's such a shame that so many people don't shake things up a bit on holiday and do something different each day.

"I know when you find a nice cafe or restaurant you like, it's nice to stick with what you know and keep going there, but doing the same thing on holiday will make the whole experience seem to pass by more quickly."

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