Time away from home
Six in ten (61%) respondents in 25 countries around the world agree that this year they have spent or will spend at least one full week away from their home on vacation. The three countries where the most people take vacation away from home are India (80%), Great Britain (72%) and China (70%). The only three countries where majority of respondents are not taking time of away from home are Hungary (47%), South Korea (42%) and Japan (24%).
Use them or lose them
Majority (65%) of respondents around the world agree that they use up all vacation time they are given. This number has declined over the past decade, most notably in China (39%, -46 pts.), Japan (35%, -26 pts.), Italy (60%, -11 pts.) and Australia (46%, -10 pts.).
Put that phone away
Under half (46%) of respondents say they never check for work messages or emails when they go on vacation. Since 2009 the number of those who check work messages increased across almost all countries surveyed, especially in Italy (41%, +38 pts.), Japan (31%, +25 pts.), Spain (42%, +11 pts.) and Belgium (53%, +11 pts.). Only in Mexico (45%, -4 pts.) and Brazil (42%, -1 pt.) the number of those who check their work messages on vacation has decreased.
The survey instrument is conducted monthly in 25 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system.