British selfie sightseers spend half their time posting snaps on social media

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CHEESE: La Sagrada Familia is a noted selfie hotspot.

SPANISH no-frills airline Vueling has revealed the results of a survey to mark the launch of its new competition entitled #FindVuelingWings, which suggests that the typical British tourist now ‘shoots, tweets and leaves’ when visiting famous landmarks.

According to the study, Brits spend an average of just 38 minutes at each site, with 46 per cent using the time to capture a selfie and share it online before leaving.

The average time taken before shooting a photo is 13 minutes, with 15 per cent of British holidaymakers posting it to social media as soon as they have internet access.

Although 75 per cent said that they enjoy travelling to experience new cultures and cities, 25 per cent said they go sightseeing in order to share it on their social accounts, with one in 10 posting a snap within an hour of arrival.

The most popular landmarks are the Eiffel Tower, with 39 per cent of the vote, with Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas also making the top 10.

Spain was Briton’s favourite country to take photos, with 33 per cent, followed by Italy (24 per cent) and France (17 per cent).

Vueling will place its yellow wings logo all over London from Saturday June 4, with Londoners encouraged to take a snap and share it via Twitter or Instagram should they find one, with the chance to win a pair of 100 free flights.

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