HONOLULU (KHON2) – The summer months are a busy time for visitors to Hawaii. With school out and summer vacation in full swing, many people are choosing to take a family vacation to the islands.
The 4th of July weekend is upon us, bringing a different kind of tourist to the islands. Those who come, eat well, relax on the beach and watch fireworks.
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Over the past two years, many people have opted to stay home and do the popular staycation, but with most states and countries vaccinated, people are feeling ready to travel again in 2022.
A recent study found that 72% of Americans have traveled or plan to travel in 2022. However, an important consideration that comes with traveling is remembering proper travel etiquette.
Paysbig.com surveyed more than a thousand people between the ages of 18 and 84 for their opinions on travel etiquette and the do’s and don’ts of flying on an airplane.
Their study found that 90% of respondents believe it is unacceptable to remove shoes and socks on a plane. 94 percent think it is acceptable to take smelly food on a flight.
59% think it’s acceptable to wear pajamas on a plane and 78% think it’s acceptable to ask someone to switch seats on a plane.
Finally, 65% say it’s okay to talk to someone next to you on a plane, while 35% believe it’s annoying and would rather not.
When booking a hotel, 28% believe it is acceptable to leave a hotel room untidy or dirty upon check-out.
Only 12% think it’s acceptable to leave a vacation rental messy or dirty when they check out, and 31% always tip when they stay at a hotel, where only 12% of people said they tip their Airbnb hosts give.
The pandemic has changed the way many Americans travel. The study found that 45% think people are less confident and more rude when traveling because of the pandemic.
Although wearing a mask on flights is no longer required, 66% of American travelers will continue to wear a mask on an airplane.
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To read the full study or for more information on travel etiquette, go to Paysbig.com or click here here.