India Ranks 4th Among World's Most Vacation-Deprived Nations

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India Ranks 4th Among World's Most Vacation-Deprived Nations

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Mumbai:  India is the fourth most vacation-deprived nation globally, with 65 per cent saying they feel very or somewhat vacation-deprived, according to a survey.

About 65 per cent of Indians feel they feel very or somewhat vacation-deprived, and 20 per cent said they are very vacation-deprived, full service online travel site Expedia's '2015 Vacation Deprivation' survey has revealed.

UAE topped the list of most vacation-deprived countries in 2015 (76 per cent), followed by Malaysia (73 per cent) and Singapore (71 per cent).

If they had more vacation days, most Indians (67 per cent) would travel to new places (rather than favourite or usual ones), it revealed.

The annual 2015 Vacation Deprivation survey is about vacation habits across multiple countries and continents.

It was conducted on behalf of Expedia by Northstar, a globally-integrated strategic insights consulting firm. This survey was conducted online from October 6-22, 2015 across 26 countries of North America, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific among 9,273 employed adults aged 18 years and older.

Globally, Indians are the most likely (61 per cent) to associate vacationing a great deal with their overall happiness, followed by Thailand (56 per cent) and UAE (55 per cent), the survey revealed.

"Vacations play a critical role in creating a work-life balance as it reenergises people to be more focused at work (53 per cent Indians agree). According to the survey, 54 per cent of Indians would prefer more vacation days over a pay rise, the highest globally. About 61 per cent associate vacations a great deal with their overall happiness," Expedia India's Manmeet Ahluwalia said.


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