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Nation’s Sweetheart, Cheryl Cole’s Case Top of the Polls for a Sneak Peak

submited Fri 01 Apr, 2011
Nation’s Sweetheart, Cheryl Cole’s Case Top of the Polls for a Sneak Peak

A poll on the nation’s packing habits conducted by hotel group, Jurys Inn reveals: Cities we most want to visit, celebrity case we want to rummage through and how our friends are more important to impress than the in-laws As an increasing number of people take advantage of April’s flurry of long weekends with a short break getaway, “Exceptional Everyday City Hotels” Jurys Inn took a look at our nation’s packing habits to see what essentials we pack, what we leave behind, and which cities we most want to visit.

Edinburgh came out as the top favourite UK destination (chosen by 39% of the 2,000 respondents from across the UK) closely followed by London (38%). The majority (60%) of those surveyed were looking for historical sites and cultural activity on their city break weekend away. The seaside city of Brighton also proved a popular choice for busy Londoners with almost a third (29%) listing it as one of their top three UK destinations. Jurys Inn asked which celebrity suitcase Britons are most curious about, both male (23%) and female (20%) respondents listed Cheryl Cole as their first choice, followed by Lady Gaga with 12% and 16% respectively. Third favourite for the men was Stephen Fry (13%) and for women, Victoria Beckham (15%) is still a popular celebrity we’re desperate to know more about. It’s a different story when it comes to revealing the contents of our own cases however, with a whopping 92% preferring to pack their own rather than pay for a hotel service to do it.

The survey also revealed 30% of Brits quizzed are more likely to over pack when taking a city break with friends, more intent on impressing them than if they were staying away to meet the in-laws for the first time. Only 12% claimed they were likely to over pack for meeting their partner’s parents. The male and female divide with packing habits was clear when it came to ‘must haves’ and ‘must dos’. Upon arrival at their hotel over half (54%) of the women surveyed were more likely to unpack straight away, make themselves at home and hang everything up, whereas over half (51%) the men tried to stay efficient by keeping their suitcase packed and only taking out what they needed. Women chose make-up as the one item they wouldn’t be able to take a city break without (28%) and men chose their Blackberry/Mobile phone as the number one item they couldn’t leave home without.

The Jurys Inn survey also revealed not everyone can stay friendly when it comes to taking a city break, with a third of respondents saying they have argued over the packing with their partner. John Brennan, CEO of hotel group Jurys Inn said: “It’s good to know we’re in the most popular cities for a short break and with a high standard of service and central city locations for every Jurys Inn , we can make sure our guest’s short break is as successful as possible. We can’t tell you what Cheryl Cole carries in her suitcase but we can make sure there’s a warm and friendly welcome when you arrive!” Jurys Inn has attracted attention amongst guests and the industry for the quality, value and consistency of its service within central city locations. The leading hotel group also consistently offers guests facilities more typical of 4* hotels, which is why its properties are known as “Exceptional Everyday City Hotels”.

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