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Two in five professionals will work through their annual holiday

Vehicle hire excess and travel insurance specialist Questor Insurance looks at figures which show that two in five workers* plan to carry on working during their summer holidays.

Despite our holidays traditionally being the perfect time to escape from the pressures of the 9 to 5 and our daily work deadlines, it seems that many of us can’t bear to tear ourselves away from office life – even if we are sunning ourselves on a beach thousands of miles away.

The findings of research commissioned by global workspace provider Regus, found that more than a third of holidaying workers will invest one to three hours of precious holiday time on their work, while one in ten will forgo more than three hours of their relaxation time to ensure that they keep up with what’s going on at work.

Far from lazing under a palm tree or going for a leisurely swim in the sea, more than a third of holidaying professionals prefer the joys of responding to work phone calls or carrying out other work-related tasks...who knew switching off was so hard?

In effective for these workers’ holidays are akin to business trips in disguise, with it being ‘business as usual’ despite it officially being their time off.

Professional men are the most likely to succumb to the lure of ‘workations’, as they’ve been dubbed are, with 31% taking their workload on holiday with them, compared to 25% of professional women.

Commenting, Questor Insurance CEO Andrew Lawrence, said: “Despite the economy recently picking up workers are keen to make the best impression they can in the current market, even if it means sacrificing their holiday time.

“If you have to work for a portion of your holiday, securing your business travel insurance in advance will help to ensure that any business equipment you do use will be covered.”

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Questor Insurance’s ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign is running from June to September and will provide travellers with a wealth of handy hints and tips to make the process of planning and executing their foreign holiday that much smoother.

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