Expedia.com, the world's largest online travel agency, today released the results of the 2012 Vacation Deprivation study, an annual analysis of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. Per the vacation deprivation survey, India has climbed up one position to be 4th most vacation deprived nation from 5th position last year, while Japan keeps its No 1 position. The poll was carried out online amongst 8,687 employed people across 22 countries.
Spokesperson Quote: "Vacations play an important role in relaxing and re-energizing the employees while enhancing their motivation & productivity. Expedia strongly believes that vacations are an essential part of a healthy work life." said Mr. Manmeet Ahluwalia, Marketing Head, Expedia India. "In India, while the bosses have softened their stance on leaves from last year, the median numbers of leaves given have dropped significantly from 25 in 2011 to 20 this year. Indians still rank second globally in the number of people logging in during vacation with 47% checking regularly and 39% checking sometimes. These trends indicate the increasing levels of stress and further highlight the importance of a good break."
Appended are the detailed findings of the survey:
Work-life disparity widens further for Indians, while Europe leads the world in vacation days
Why are Indians vacation deprived? Coordination & planning
So you have a last minute assignment at work? Would that mean cancelling or postponing your planned vacation? Yes
Does your boss approve of your vacation? Yes!
Can Indians truly let go during their vacations? No
So what would be your holiday preference? Beach, romantic or outdoor? Summer/winter/fall or spring?
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