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Post-Vacation Bliss Fades In 4.5 Days, Chores And Cooking Kill The Glow

Returning travelers quickly lose happiness as household tasks and grocery shopping await, says survey

The post-vacation glow lasts just four-and-a-half days after returning home.

A poll of 2,000 travelers found 22% feel a sense of happiness when they arrive through their front door.

And more than a third (36%) admit things that annoyed them prior to their trip – no longer bother them.

However, 68% revealed this feeling soon fades when faced with the prospect of household chores, going back to work, and having to cook dinner again.

Cooking is a particular frustration for 19% – who claim this is the chore they hate most having been spoiled with a host of culinary delights during their getaway.

The study was commissioned by Dr. Oetker Ristorante, which cheered up returning holidaymakers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, by loading baggage carousels with freezer bags of frozen pizza – to save them doing a food shop on the drive home.

A poll of 2,000 travelers found 22% feel a sense of happiness when they arrive through their front door. PHOTO BY SWNS 

This comes after the research found 24% dislike having to buy groceries on the way back from their holiday.

Laura Robinson, spokesperson for Dr. Oetker Ristorante, said: “The worst thing about holidays is they have to come to an end – and once they do, reality soon hits.

“Unpacking, tidying the house, coming home to an empty fridge – none of these things are appealing prospects.

“Which is why we wanted to bring a taste of Italian sunshine to the arrivals hall this half term and help holidaymakers to prolong their holiday with our delicious Italian-inspired pizzas waiting for them when they landed.”

The survey, carried out through OnePoll, also identified the things those polled miss most when they return home from a vacation.

More than a quarter (26%) admit they long to have someone to cook for them again like they did when they were enjoying their vacation.

While 26% miss the sunny weather and 21% miss the sense of inner peace they developed during their getaway.

Produced in association with SWNS Talker

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