We’ve been running an island-wide survey in Jersey revealing that 62% of islanders are annoyed by their friend, family or partner’s mobile use whilst on holiday – yet only 37% of those surveyed felt they use their phone too much on holiday.

It was not so long ago that you turned your phone off before you boarded the plane to get away from it all and explore the world with people you care about.  You would probably not turn it back on until you arrived home!  These values still polled the highest in the survey.

JerseyIslandHolidays.com, conducted a survey of just under 1,000 islanders, which focused on comparing how traditional holiday values are contradicted by phone addiction, social media habits and work pressures. The results indicated:

  • 83% of people want to go on holiday to ‘get away from it all’
  • 61% of people go away to spend time with family and friends
  • 49% of people go on holiday to experience the world and have an adventure

Other results from the research showed:

  • 83% of people want to go on holiday to ‘get away from it all’
  • 61% of people go away to spend time with family and friends
  • 49% of people go on holiday to experience the world and have an adventure

Check out our infographic!

Holidays don’t allow you to switch off anymore, with social media pressures mean that 81% of islanders frequently use social media whilst away.  One of the most standout statistics indicated that 38% of travellers let ‘what could look good on social media’ influence their choice of destination and 39% of tourists actually use their phones to research and better their experience.

It seems the work life balance is not quite right.  Notably 79% agree that having a phone on holiday makes it impossible to switch off from work, and 52% of islanders feel obligated to reply to work whilst away.

The survey was conducted between 07/05/2019 to 28/05/2019. The survey of 852 people in Jersey.  Respondents were asked a series of questions.