48% check emails while on holiday


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

October 17, 2011 | 1 min read

As many as 48% of British workers now check emails on holiday compared with a figure of only 38% last year, a survey by TripAdvisor has found.

1,102 Britons were questioned as well as around a further 9,000 travellers from France, Italy, Germany and Spain for the survey, which found that we were below the European average for checking emails on holiday: 54%, with the German figure as high as 61%.

Of those Britons who check their emails, 57% said they do so to reduce their workload upon returning. As many as 23% said they loved their job and wanted to stay in touch, while 19% said they found it difficult to forget about work.

Emma Shaw, TripAdvisor spokesperson, said: "These results expose some challenging modern developments, with Brits finding it increasingly difficult to switch off from work and unwind on holiday.

"While mobile technology has made our lives easier in so many ways, it's added an additional layer of expectation to be on call even when on holiday."


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