India 4th most 'vacation-deprived' nation
Such holiday habits have made India the world's fourth most 'vacation-deprived' nation, even as more than two-third of Indian bosses (also fourth highest globally) approve of their employees' vacation plans, found the survey by holiday service provider Expedia.
As per the survey, the top reasons making India a 'vacation-deprived' country include a tendency to accumulate leaves, inability to coordinate with travel partner, holding back the leaves for money, work pressure and fear of important office-related developments when absent.
“Vacations play an important role in relaxing and re-energising the employees while enhancing their motivation and productivity... Expedia strongly believes that vacations are an essential part of a healthy work life.” said 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,” said Ahluwalia, adding,”These trends indicate the increasing levels of stress and further highlight the importance of a good break.”
In the past one year itself, the average vacation period undertaken by an Indian has fallen from 25 days to 20 days. Last year,