New Study Shows Americans Are Lying About Travel
According to the survey, around 2/3 Americans also admitted to telling fibs when it comes to their experiences, including the quality of their hotel stays, and the types of excursions they participated in.
According to a spokesperson from Jet Cost, Americans clearly feel the need to appear as if they are well traveled, even if they are not. “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.”
Close to 70% of participants admitted that they told others they enjoyed a vacation much more than they actually did, and over 50% said that if a trip was a disaster, they would not admit to it.
It looks like pressures of living a perfect instagram-worthly life is crippling some travelers in the United States, because 10% of respondents admitted to going so far as to post fake pictures on social media accounts to reinforce their stories. Here’s to that dream vacation, it might have all just have been a dream!