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Most Mumbaiites holiday-deprived due to work commitments

Six out of every 10 Mumbaiites cancel or delay their vacations due to work commitments. The findings are part of a global survey conducted by travel portal Expedia.com to study vacation habits of more than 7,000 working professionals from 20 countries.

mumbai Updated: Dec 01, 2011 01:31 IST
Soubhik Mitra

Six out of every 10 Mumbaiites cancel or delay their vacations due to work commitments. The findings are part of a global survey conducted by travel portal Expedia.com to study vacation habits of more than 7,000 working professionals from 20 countries.

When it comes to the total number of holidays every year, Mumbaiites are the fourth most deprived compared to people from other metros in India. Working professionals from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai are the most holiday-deprived with an average of 66% respondents getting less than 20 holidays in a year. Delhi is ranked the best with only 47% of the respondents complaining about less than 20 leaves a year.

According to the survey, 15% respondents from Mumbai felt that their employers would hold grudges against them for going on vacations. As a result, nearly half the number of people interviewed from the city said they check official emails and keep in touch with colleagues even during vacations.

Although 69% Mumbaiites participating in the survey said their bosses were supportive in sanctioning leave, the percentage is lowest when compared to the four other Indian metro cities.

India is the fifth most vacation lacking country out of the 20 countries surveyed. “As many as 54% Indians spend vacations usually secretly checking emails,” said Manmeet Aluwalia, marketing head, Expedia (India). The study found that while people from Scandavian countries consume all their holidays in a year, respondents from Japan and South Korea were the most holidays deprived.