MAIL ONLINE, JANUARY 5, 2020
COVERAGE FOR CLUB MED
Quarter of Brits have fibbed about exotic adventures and European city breaks to appear more cultured
- A survey found that 41 per cent of people have fibbed about exotic adventures
- Half said that they did so in order to impress a member of the opposite sex
- Four in ten people said they had caught someone in a lie about their holiday
Four in ten Britons have lied about which countries they have visited in an effort to appear more cultured.
A survey found that 41 per cent of people have fibbed about exotic adventures and European city breaks, with half saying they did so to impress a member of the opposite sex.
Other reasons respondents gave for inventing ‘fakeations’ were to make people think they were more interesting, or to appear more worldly-wise at dinner parties.
A fifth of people admitted they had a posted a photo on social media to suggest they were abroad when they were actually in the UK.
More than one in ten (13 per cent) have bragged about visiting a country when they had merely changed planes there and not even left the airport.
And nine per cent have pretended they visited a foreign country, when in fact they had just watched a documentary about it.
Given the extent of the lies, it is no surprise that more than half – 56 per cent – said they were suspicious when people talked about their holidays.
Four in ten people said they had caught someone in a lie about their holiday.
Three out of five 16-to- 29-year-olds have invented holidays – a much higher ratio than any other age group.
More than one in 20 people – six per cent – admitted to the Club Med-commissioned survey of 2,000 Britons that they had lied about being able to ride a horse and five per cent have pretended they can ski.