A quarter of Brits ditch summer holidays to save jobs
The Life Index - which rates the nation's feelings across all aspects of life - also found that of those who are taking a holiday this year, many will most likely have to work during their time off: five million said that they will check their emails daily, while 1.5 million will have to carry out work duties while on holiday.
What's more, 1.25 million UK holiday makers say they will make "regular" calls to their office, and 1.3 million chose a destination that would allow them to work from holiday.
Amanda Edwards, senior marketing manager at swiftcover.com commented: "The country is still gripped with concern by economic conditions so Brits are understandably worried about the impact having a holiday may have on their jobs. According to our research, not only are huge numbers of people sacrificing their holidays to fend off the threat of job loss, but those going away for a break are having to report back to the office on work while away."
Most likely to sacrifice their holiday this year are those aged 45 to 54; with 41 percent missing out compared to 28 percent of 16 to 24-year-olds. Meanwhile savvy 24 to 34 year-olds are four times more likely to choose a destination where they can work on holiday and avoid having to stay in the office, compared to older travellers.
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