It also found that 54% Indians would still prefer longer vacations over a pay rise

India ranks 4th in list of most holiday-starved countries says studyImage for representation
news Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 10:14

India has been ranked the fourth most vacation-starved country in a global study by an online travel agency with 65% of the respondents complaining that they do not get enough rest.

The UAE with 76% tops the list followed by Malaysia with 73% and Singapore with 71%.

“The feeling of being deprived of a holiday comes from 68% Indians having to cancel or postpone their vacation due to work commitments. The interesting fact is that while their bosses are more inclined to let them a holiday (70% up from 64% last year), they take fewer days off than their as signed quota (in both 2015 and 2014, vacation time was an average of 16 days). It turns out Indians are addicted to their work. This could be due to competitive work environment," Manmeet Ahluwalia, India marketing head of Expedia, the company that ran the survey told the Times of India.

The survey asked 9,273 employed people in 26 countries older than 18 years, across many countries. It found that the guilt associated with shirking work plays a huge role in Indians taking shorter vacations.

It also found that 54% Indians would still prefer longer vacations over a pay rise.

 

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