Travelodge brings out weekend research

Hotel chain Travelodge has released a new survey about people's thoughts on the topic of weekends.

This survey of 3,000 Brits, commissioned by the chain, has discovered that one in three admit that they fib about what they did during the weekend so as to impress people.

It seems around three in four think colleagues and friends are experiencing more fun than they are on weekends.

The most common things for Brits to pretend to have done during their weekend are heading out on Saturday night to paint the town red, undertaking an adventurous activity or going on a training programme or course.

It seems some will claim they ate at a top eatery and some that they went on a romantic weekend break (but actually they're just retelling the story of a past vacation).

It was also found that 64 per cent think they are adventurous, though just 29 per cent say they've done an activity that was adventurous.

Sadly, 32 per cent say weekends are now simply part of the working week, because of the job commitments they have. About the same proportion (31 per cent) say they feel so tired come Friday night they regularly catch up with sleep at the weekend.

Over half – 56 per cent – would like to be more spontaneous when it comes to weekends and even more, 64 per cent, would like to be having more fun during this part of the week.

Travelodge has provided Brits with some weekend tips, one of which is to explore this part of the world, the UK.

The chain says that having a short break from Saturday to Sunday can cost little.

And of course we would add that people working in hospitality jobs can help boost people's weekends by giving them friendly service.

"Our research has highlighted that it is high time we get up and go, and reclaim our weekend. Who hasn't sat down on a Sunday evening and wondered where the weekend went," said Travelodge spokeswoman, Shakila Ahmed.

"With more of us working longer hours during the week these two precious days, designed for rest and recuperation have just become an extension of the working week."

But she added that just a few changes to people's routine are able to turn dull weekends into action-full affairs.