Vacation Deprivation

Aussies leave millions of annual leave days unused

On January 08, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation Report reveals the beach is just a sandy office  Read more

Career obsessed Aussies throw in the towel on vacations

On November 16, 2012 at 12:58 AM


Career obsessed Aussies throw in the towel on vacations

Expedia global study reveals Australians are more holiday deprived than ever

Australia ranked third in countries not using full leave entitlements

Despite having the reputation for being a laidback nation, new research has revealed that Australians are working themselves to the bone, with a quarter of all holiday leave not being used and an increasing number choosing to postpone booked trips to accommodate work. Read more

Gen Stress: global survey reveals younger Australians are holiday deprived

On June 22, 2010 at 07:29 AM
Gen Stress: global survey reveals younger Australians are holiday deprived

Younger working Australians have been revealed to be more holiday deprived and fearful of taking all their annual leave than their older compatriots, according to the latest annual global Vacation Deprivation® survey from Expedia®, the world’s largest online travel company.

Younger Australians (i.e. those aged between 18 and 34) are twice as likely not to take all their annual leave as they feel that if they take time off to go on holiday they will miss an important decision at work. A further fifteen per cent of 18-34 year-olds fear that taking all of their holidays will be perceived negatively by their bosses and will jeopardise their job security.  Read more

Expedia annual global survey reveals Australians are the third most holiday deprived in the world

On April 15, 2009 at 02:00 PM
  • Japan and America are the only countries more holiday deprived than Australia
  • Forty per cent of Australians say the GFC has caused them to change their travel plans for 2009

Australian workers take fewer holidays than all other nations except Japan and America, holidaying on average for just 16 days of the year, according to online travel company Expedia’s annual global Vacation Deprivation® survey.

The survey, which in Australia was conducted by Pureprofile on behalf of™ (operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel company), found that 44 per cent of Australians do not take all of their entitled annual leave days, up from 38 per cent last year.  Read more

Australia’s 2008 travel resolutions revealed by

On January 07, 2008 at 01:00 PM

Eastern Europe emerges as favourite must-see destination for 2008, while making travel carbon neutral barely rates a mention

This year will see Australians visiting new and different destinations, according to a recent poll into Australians’ travel resolutions for 2008 conducted by online travel company

Almost two-thirds (64%) of the survey’s 5,000 respondents chose visiting a completely new and different destination as their number one travel resolution for 2008; interestingly, however, only 4% of respondents chose making all future trips carbon neutral as their number one travel resolution for 2008. Read more