The 10 weird and wonderful things Geordies overpack when going on holiday

Geordies are number one in the country for overpacking toothpaste when going away.

It's long been suspected Brits like a taste of home when away and new research has revealed just how much Geordies like to bring with them.

TUI has confirmed almost half (44%) of Geordies bring their own teabags with them abroad, while 40% like to bring their own coffee.

However, it is not just the nation’s favourite beverages that Geordies sneak into their bags, 28% refuse to travel without their slippers, while 34% have to have an extra toothbrush with them.

1 in 10 even admit to bringing their childhood teddy bear along for the trip.  Geordies are also guilty of taking more tubes of toothpaste on holiday than any other city in the country. A huge 36% admitted that they add extra toothpaste to their cases to keep their pearly whites glistening.  

“This research shows just how much Geordies love to take home comforts on holiday with them,” says Phillip Iverson, Commercial Director of TUI UK&I.

“That’s why we’ve decided to increase our luggage allowance for TUI Airways to 20kg as standard, and add an extra 5kg for guests staying at TUI BLUE, Holiday Village and A La Carte hotels. With all that extra weight to play around with guests will have plenty of room to take along photos of their pets, a hearty number of teabags, and even a few extra tubes of toothpaste.”  In addition to teabags and toothpaste, the average Geordie takes nine outfits for a seven-day holiday with 87% confessing that they don’t end up wearing all of them.

Here are the top ten items Geordies insist on packing for their holidays.

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