Chinese travelers are the most likely to exaggerate their holiday experience upon returning home, a global survey by Hotels.com found.
Some 67 percent of Chinese respondents admitted to telling friends and family about post-vacation 'porky pies,' according to the poll which surveyed a pool of 2,495 travelers from 28 countries in the month of July.
Germans ranked second with 64 percent admitting they would lie about their travel stories, and South Koreans came in third, at 48 percent.
According to Zoe Chan, head of public relations for Asia Pacific at Hotels.com, the main reason travelers tend to embellish their holiday experience is to impress others.
"This is usually by embellishing an engaging story about the region-exclusive products they bought, the foreign delicacies they tried, and also the exotic photos they took for social media sharing," said Chan.
By comparison, the Mexicans were the least prone to telling post vacation fibs, with only 8 percent admitting to embellishing their travel anecdotes, while Hong Kong tourists also came in with a low score at 9 percent.