Americans Are Lying About Their Vacations

A recent study shows that roughly 14% of Americans have lied about certain aspects of their vacations. This is being indirectly attributed to social media, as these travelers are embarrassed that they do not have as great of an image on social media and want to appear well traveled and impress those around them. The numbers show that the vacation attributes being lied about the most are weather conditions (34%), accommodation quality (29%) and the amount of sight-seeing (27%). Here are some other common vacation aspects that are fibbed about among Americans:

·       Told others they enjoyed their vacation more than they did—68%

·       Would not tell anyone if their trip was a disaster—52%

·       Lied about their alcohol consumption—23%

·       Lied about how much money they spent—21%

·       Posted a fake picture on social media—10%

A Jet Cost spokesperson says, “With the modern pressures of social media, people feel as if they have to prove themselves to others, which is a shame—but life isn’t a competition and just because someone says they’ve done something, doesn’t mean you’re less of a person for not having done it.” (TravelPulse, 04.17.19)