The vast majority of European travelers are eager not to miss the news, according to a survey published by travel website Tripadvisor.
The survey finds 89 percent of German travelers follow the news when they are away on holiday, with around 40 percent of them following local news when away. Newspaper sales at the airport aren't really popular among Germans travelers, with only 29 percent of them buying newspapers before boarding the plane.
Italians come second with 86 percent following the news during their vacations, and one out of two buying the newspapers at the airport before flying.
Around 83 percent of Spaniards follow the news when away on holiday, followed by the English at 80 percent. Brits are the first Europeans to buy daily newspapers at the airport, at 97 percent.
About 79 percent of French respondents follow the news when they are away on holiday, but only 33 percent follow local French news.
The majority of the surveyed European travelers prefer to follow the news on television (39 percent), followed by their laptop (39 percent) and finally newspapers (21 percent).
Tripadvisor conducted the survey among 6,233 Europeans from February 3-10, 2012.