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
Making/taking calls while on speakerphone
Taking photos/videos of strangers
Making / taking voice calls while dining at a restaurant / café
Enabling notifications on the loud setting
Texting or emailing while attending a seated performance
Making/taking video calls
Photographing food during meal
Entertaining children with games, apps or videos
Attaching a fitness tracker visibly to an undergarment
Posting more than 3 updates per day on social media
Taking photos using a tablet device
Using location-based dating apps