Study: Women Spend More Money Preparing For Vacations Than They Do When They're There
According to a recent report, women in the UK are spending more money and time getting their body ready for the beach than on the holiday itself.
One finding showed the women spend on average $577 on beauty treatments to look good poolside, while the cost of a seven-night trip to the Costa Del Sol is half that price.
Making the top of the list of pre-holiday pampering appointments in Debenhams' Beauty Halls are spray tans, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and eyebrow tinting.
Sara Stern from Debenhams said: "Looking good on holiday involves a lot more than finding that perfect bikini.
The research also revealed that women are spending almost 11 hours beautifying themselves for vacation, which is the same time it takes to fly to Mexico from the UK.
Preparation begins about three weeks before the trip.