Travel

Gillard worst travel buddy: survey

Survey finds the Prime Minister was the most unpopular travel buddy.
Survey finds the Prime Minister was the most unpopular travel buddy. Rob Williams

JULIA Gillard has beaten the tan-addicted Jersey Shore cast and professional pouter Kim Kardashian as the celebrity young Aussies least want to travel with.

Youth travel company Topdeck surveyed more than 1300 people aged 18 to 39 about their travel habits and found the Prime Minister was the most unpopular travel buddy, attracting 37% of the vote.

The Jersey Shore cast of Snooki and co came in as the second most unpopular travel partners with 27% of the vote.

This was followed by reality star Kardashian with 17%, Hollywood hell-raiser Charlie Sheen with 10%, revamped Shane Warne with 6% and Oprah with 3%.

"Young people travel in search of fun and adventure and our PM, who is also suffering a slump in the polls, doesn't exactly fit that bill," Topdeck sales manager Ben Ittensohn said.

"However, the results show youth travel isn't all about partying either, with the likes of Snooki and Kim Kardashian also a turn-off. They also reveal young travellers don't mind travelling with a calming, mother-figure like Oprah."

The survey also asked respondents who they'd most like to travel with, with comedian and TV host Wil Anderson taking out top spot with 36% of the vote.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver came second followed by model Miranda Kerr and adventurer and ex-SAS trooper Bear Grylls.

"The best travel buddy is one with a good sense of humour," Mr Ittensohn said. "Someone who knows their way around a plate of food like Jamie Oliver or who can get you out of a sticky situation like Bear Grylls is also a handy travel mate.

"Who you travel with can make or break a holiday so choosing a good companion is a key consideration when planning a trip."

Which celebrity would you least like to travel with?

  1. Julia Gillard 37%
  2. The Jersey Shore cast 27%
  3. Kim Kardashian 17%
  4. Charlie Sheen 10%
  5. Warnie 6%
  6. Oprah 3%

 

Topics:  jersey shore, julia gillard, kim kardashian, survey, travel, travelling




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Man injured by falling tree at Inglewood

The Queensland Ambulance Service was on scene after a tree felling accident at Inglewood yesterday.

Tree felling accident at Inglewood

4 things to try in Warwick this week.

The Criterion Hotel is a fixture of Warwick entertainment on Palmerin St. Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News

Hmmm, what to do this week?

Lost photographs searching for an owner

LOST: Nic McMahon with the old photos she found in Rose City Shoppingworld carpark last Thursday.

Do these photos belong to you?

Latest deals and offers


Crushing success at Stanthorpe festival’s milestone

The Apple and Grape Harvest Festival has had another successful year

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Warwick High student named as hockey nationals umpire

Interview with Warwick High student Isaac Johnson who has been named as an umpire...

Start of Pentath-run wheelchair race in Warwick

Start of Wheelchair race at Pentath-run 1500

Warwick Hospital Get Up Petition

Deuchar resident Trevor Ives is heading up a GetUp petition against Federal Government cuts of as much as $62.8 million to funding at Warwick Hospital. Photo Jayden Brown / Warwick Daily News

Deuchar resident Trevor Ives talks about a GetUp petition calling for no cuts to...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked