Lisa Perkovic

Extreme holiday deprivation: Aussies are sitting on a week’s worth of unused leave

On January 15, 2017 at 11:16 PM
  • Research from Expedia reveals we are wasting five days annual leave a year
  • Aussies are working 480 million extra hours per year*
  • 75% of Aussies would give up sex and booze just to have one extra day leave

Sydney, Australia, 16 January 2017 – Expedia, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites, today released the results of the Vacation Deprivation® report, an annual study of holiday habits among employed adults in Australia.

The study found Aussies received 20 days annual leave from their employers each year, yet they only took 15. Not only do we have five days unused leaved, we rank third in the world for going a full working year without taking a single holiday, second only to the UAE and Brazil. Read more