Indians Need a Break: India is the Most Vacation Deprived Country in the World

by Adeline Dorcas on  November 22, 2018 at 2:43 PM Indian Health News
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A survey highlights that India is the most vacation deprived country in the world.

Indians are the most vacation deprived nation in the world followed by South Korea and Hong Kong, says Expedia Vacation Deprivation Survey.
Indians Need a Break: India is the Most Vacation Deprived Country in the World
Indians Need a Break: India is the Most Vacation Deprived Country in the World

The survey is spread across 19 countries with India specific findings analyzing how vacation deprived Indians are, how do they take their holidays, do they utilize all or prefer working, feel guilty of taking vacations and take into account the work pressure while deciding their vacation.

This year, the survey shows India as the most vacation deprived country in the world, as more and more Indians feel vacation deprived followed by South Korea and Hong Kong.

As many as 53 percents of Indians take fewer vacation days than they get and 35 percent don't take leave as work schedule does not allow for vacation or there are not enough staff to cover, said a statement.

This year 68 percent of people canceled or postponed their vacations due to work.

The survey throws light on the reason as to why Indians are vacation deprived and what factors play an important role in their travel decisions.

Also, Indian workers do not take all vacation days and rank five in the matter of leaving their vacations unused after Japan, Italy, Australia, New Zealand.

Also, 68 percent of Indians have ended up canceling their vacation due to work with 19 percent fear being seen as less committed and 25 percent have to fear that they will miss out on important decision making and 18 percent live under the perception that successful people don't take a break.

Despite the fact that 78 percent of bosses are supportive of vacations, Indians continue to get diverted by work while vacationing as 32 percent of supervisors, 34 percent of co-workers and 33 percent of junior staff keep bothering Indians while they are vacationing.

The study was conducted among 11,144 respondents across 19 countries.

Source: IANS

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