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Brits fight to keep holiday despite growing pressure at work
By TTM on 19 April 2009 in News
Sixty per cent of Brits will take their full holiday entitlement this year despite mounting work pressures and a volatile economic outlook, according to a global study from Expedia.co.uk.
Almost half the nation (45%) feels rejuvenated and rested after a much needed and well-earned break while 29% feel that it increases their productivity in and around the office.
The Demanding Workplace
With 6% of the nation too busy in the office to take a holiday – surprisingly 1% down on last year’s figures – the stressful workplace is to blame for more than one in ten (12%) missing out on their much-needed break by not planning ahead and booking the time with their employers.
“Now more than ever it is important to take time out – even if it is just for a few days – to recharge the batteries, re-evaluate priorities and spend time with family and friends. This can often lead to increased productivity once you’re back in the office. At Expedia there are a range of holiday options to suit every budget so if you do manage to get away – whether you choose to stay home or go abroad – it doesn’t have to break the bank,” said Jonathan Cudworth, Head of Product Marketing at Expedia.co.uk.
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Global Vacation Deprivation Index
For the second year in a row Brits still don’t compare to those in the Euro Zone where some countries receive holiday of up to 38 days entitlement each year. But, taking into account the outstanding days that aren’t taken each year, it is Austria that misses out by taking a paltry 23 days out of the office.
Rank Country Average holiday allowance Deficit of days not taken :
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