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Holiday dreaming: Brits spend 125 million working days a year researching their next holiday
It’s that moment of the day when you need a little oomph to get you through your 9-to-5. But you’re not reaching for your 3pm coffee.
Instead, you reach for your phone and flick through Instagram for a quick look at where in the world your favourite travel blogger is currently exploring. Or maybe you open a new window on your desktop and search for some more in-depth inspiration.
You might think it’s just a guilty pleasure, but it turns out you’re not alone. We delved into the numbers and found that over half (58%) of Brits plan their next holiday during work hours.
The average employee spends 29 minutes planning getaways every week, which amounts to more than three working days a year of holiday shopping. That’s equivalent to a bonus long weekend you might not have accounted for!
On a national scale, this is costing UK businesses £180 million in wages per week or £9.3 billion annually. And the numbers stack up, with 125 million working days lost on holiday planning across the UK.
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