Brits are more likely to visit a destination if they see realistic photos of it – The Sun

BRITS are "fed up" of perfect travel photos are would prefer to see authentic snaps of what holidays really look like according to a new survey.

And the study of 2,000 people revealed that they're actually more likely to visit a destination if they know what they're expecting in real life.

It also emerged that "hot dogs or legs" pictures are the most annoying holiday photos you see on social media, according to 26 per cent of adults.

As a result, hotel chain Hampton by Hilton has appointed documentary photographer Ian Weldon to reveal the "real" side of British holidays, with a new series titled "This Is Real Travel".

Over three days in a busy hotel, Ian captured a series of candid photographs showcasing the warmth, fun and human connection between travellers.

The images range from Morris dancers in full regalia getting to grips with a waffle maker, to football fans having a post-match pint and the flurry of girlfriends getting ready for a night out.

They all star genuine hotel guests in action and will be used by Hampton by Hilton to celebrate the real travel moments that take place at its hotels.



Ian said: “This series is all about celebrating those heart-warming and often humorous connections that happen when we travel.

“I hope it shines a light on the fun and friendliness that can be found in every single type of trip.

“The images bring to life the real side of travel by celebrating the connections that make travelling experiences so special but often don’t make the photo album.”

The study also found that in reality, only 10 per cent of Brits’ annual leave is spent taking exotic long-haul holidays.

Instead, the rest goes on trips in the UK and Europe, with 35 per cent going on "occasion" travel like concerts, sporting events and family birthdays.

The USA, Italy and the Caribbean continue to top the bucket list of dream destinations for 2020, but the research, carried out via OnePoll, shows more Brits will be travelling to London, the Lake District and Edinburgh this year.

Tal Shefer, vice president of Hampton by Hilton EMEA, said: “With nearly 20 per cent of Brits admitting they would like to see people using no filters for travel photography in 2020, we couldn’t be happier to partner with Ian Weldon to launch our ‘This Is Real Travel’ campaign.

“When it comes to trips, Hampton keeps it real.

“Whenever you stay with us, you can count on our free hot breakfast, waffles included, and Wi-Fi as standard, along with happiness guaranteed.”

The Sun previously revealed how travel firms were "conning" holidaymakers with glamorous photos that don't look like what people get in real life.
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