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These are the best (and worst) celebrity travel partners

This article originally appeared on www.hotelclub.com/blog. which is now part of hotels.com

The results are in!

We know Aussies are a decisive lot when it comes to travel planning and preparation, and it seems that that also stands when it comes to choice of travel partner.

As you may have seen in the media we asked over 1,000 Australian travellers to tell us who they would love to join them on a trip, and who they’d rather stayed at home as far away as possible – and they didn’t hold back!

BEST TRAVEL PARTNERS

Topping the list for dream travel companions on a global scale were Prince Harry and Kate Middleton, whereas closer to home actors Hugh Jackman and Rebel Wilson were chosen as dream partners for Australian travelers.

Actress and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie Pitt was third in the global list (10.2%) after Harry and Kate (15.2% and 10.8% respectively), with U.S. singers Taylor Swift and Katy Perry completing the top five (8.9% and 8.0% respectively).
After Hugh Jackman and Rebel Wilson (17.9% & 6.1%), diminutive pop star Kylie Minogue (5.8%), radio star Hamish Blake (5.4%) and Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (4.9%) completed the top five list of Australian stars they’d most like to travel with.

WORST TRAVEL PARTNERS

On the other end of the scale, wild child Miley Cyrus (9.0%) and Caitlin Jenner (6.4%) followed Justin Bieber (27%), Kim Kardashian (20.7%) and Kanye West (10.9%) in the list of the global stars Australians they’d least like to travel with – the Kardashian family’s high maintenance and media presence perhaps to blame for voter fatigue.

Taking the Aussie top spot for all the wrong reasons, KIIS FM Breakfast presenter Kyle Sandilands (23%) was named the least favourite Australian travel partner, followed by cricketer turned socialite Shane Warne (8.2%) and model and reality TV star Lara Bingle (6.7%) – herself a former face of Tourism Australia (famous for the ‘Where the bloody hell are you?’ adverts of 2006).

Today Show presenter Karl Stefanovic’s recent live streak did little for his case – he was named fourth worst companion (5.9%) whilst recent outbursts from tennis star Nick Kyrgios put him in fifth in the list of shamed Australians (5.6%).

DESTINATION INSPIRATION

When it came to favoured destinations for next holidays, Hawaii topped the list for Australians, ahead of the Gold Coast and Thailand (37.7%, 17.5% and 12% respectively).

Our experiment was even News.com.au’s most-read travel story of the day on August 26. Want more? Check out the full list below:

TOP TEN GLOBAL BEST TRAVEL COMPANIONS:

1. Prince Harry – 15.2 per cent
2 Kate Middleton – 10.8 per cent
3. Angelina Jolie – 10.2 per cent
4. Taylor Swift – 8.9 per cent
5. Katy Perry – 8 per cent
6. Ed Sheeran – 6.9 per cent
7. Jennifer Lawrence – 6 per cent
8. Brad Pitt – 4.9 per cent
8. Leonardo DiCaprio – 4.9 per cent
9. Channing Tatum – 3.9 per cent
10. Mariah Carey – 2.9 per cent

TOP TEN BEST AUSTRALIAN COMPANIONS:

1. Hugh Jackman – 17.9 per cent
2. Rebel Wilson – 6.1 per cent
3. Kylie Minogue – 5.8 per cent
4. Hamish Blake – 5.4 per cent

5. Cate Blanchett – 4.9 per cent
6. Delta Goodrem – 4.7 per cent
7. Russell Crowe – 4.1 per cent
8. Nicole Kidman – 3.7 per cent
9. Elle Macpherson – 3.6 per cent
10. Carrie Bickmore – 3.5 per cent

TOP TEN GLOBAL WORST TRAVEL COMPANIONS:

1. Justin Bieber – 27 per cent
2. Kim Kardashian – 20.7 per cent
3. Kanye West – 10.9 per cent
4. Miley Cyrus – 9 per cent
5. Caitlyn Jenner – 6.4 per cent
6. Jay Z – 3.8 per cent
6. Mariah Carey – 3.8 per cent
7. Prince Harry – 2.2 per cent
8. Brad Pitt – 1.9 per cent
9. Ben Affleck – 1.8 per cent
10. Angelina Jolie – 1.7 per cent

TOP TEN WORST AUSTRALIAN COMPANIONS:

1. Kyle Sandilands – 23.4 per cent
2. Shane Warne – 8.2 per cent
3. Lara Bingle – 6.7 per cent
4. Karl Stefanovic – 5.9 per cent
5. Nick Kyrgios – 5.6 per cent
6. James Packer – 5.4 per cent
7. David Koch – 5.2 per cent
8. Pettifleur Berenger – 4.7 per cent
9. Blake Garvey – 4.1 per cent
10. Russell Crowe – 3.4 per cent Top image: Shutterstock