Does your name influence your adventure travel choices?
What's in a name? Well perhaps a lot more than we think. Just for fun, we correlated holiday choices with first names for thousands of our travellers and discovered that our names might just be influencing our travel choices. It seems that Ann's are more likely to choose Peru, China and Iceland while Anne's prefer Sri Lanka, India or Turkey. Tracey's travel bug clearly has a penchant for Africa, Iceland & Turkey while Tracy's vote goes to Vietnam, Russia & Croatia. And as for the boys - Damian's prefer Jordan, Egypt or Peru while Russia, Croatia & Turkey strike a note for Damien's!
So, are you predisposed to certain travel choices just because of your name? Select your name from the list to see if you agree!
Please note that we've only included the top 400 names.
Lots more variety in girls names
As an interesting aside, we've noticed that there's a lot more variety in girls names than boys names ... A LOT more! Nine out of the top 10 most popular names of our travellers are boys names, while there's twice as many girls names than boys names all together. So one things for certain - parents play it safe with boys names while being far more creative when choosing a name for their little girls. Now that's something we've never really thought of before!
Top 10 names
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Choosing your travel buddies ...
Looking through our top 400 names, apparently Liam's are completely compatible with Carla's ... but no boy quite fits Liam's travel profile. We're pretty sure there's lots more 'travel buddy' compatibilities - or incompatibilities - to be found, but will leave you to have fun with that! Be sure to tag your mates that fit your profile exactly! And you never know ... cupid might just be having some fun with first name pairings too :)
METHODOLOGY: We analysed destination choices for over 100,000 travellers on a first name basis. Our travellers come from all over the English speaking world - the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland, and we have not normalised results by popularity of first names in overall populations. We have also only included results for the top 400 names where the sample sizes are sufficiently large.
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