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Top 13 mobile phone annoyances for your travellers

According to a study from Expedia and its business travel brand Egencia the smartphone is viewed as a travellers’ most indispensable companion.

The study of almost 10,000 travellers across 19 countries found that your road warriors consider their phones to the most important item they carry with them, ahead of their toothbrush, deodorant and driver’s license.

However, with this comes ‘mobile phone etiquette’ and it seems there are many of us who are not following it and this is infuriating our travellers.

From taking photos of your meal to playing music without headphones, here are the top 13 mobile etiquette violations:

Playing music, games or videos without headphones

58%

Making/taking calls while on speakerphone

57%

Taking photos/videos of strangers

48%

Making / taking voice calls while dining at a restaurant / café

39%

Enabling notifications on the loud setting

39%

Texting or emailing while attending a seated performance

35%

Making/taking video calls

25%

Photographing food during meal

22%

Entertaining children with games, apps or videos

18%

Attaching a fitness tracker visibly to an undergarment

16%

Posting more than 3 updates per day on social media

14%

Taking photos using a tablet device

13%         

Using location-based dating apps    

13%

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