45% of US business professionals plan to take 6-10 days off this summer, with more women (49%) than men (40%) taking that time. 26% will take 3-5 days and 17% will take more than 10 days. 8% don’t have any time off planned.
44% of Americans said they plan to spend more on their vacation this year compared to last. Nearly half (47%) have budgeted more than $1,500, and 1 in 5 will travel more than 1,000 miles. Among business owners, 55% will spend $3,001-$5,000.
Upper-level executives were much more likely to have plans to travel abroad – 35% of senior managers and executives will visit Europe, Asia or Australia, compared to just 9% of junior or senior managers.
While 62% of US respondents said they “can’t wait” for their vacation, 24% are “dreading it” and 11% are “stressed about it.” An administrative/clerical worker said he’s “afraid of too much to catch up on upon return,” while one middle manager simply put it this way: “(I) just need a break.”
Not surprising in today’s always-connected world, 57% of US workers said they plan to monitor emails on their summer vacation, while 40% will check voicemails and 29% will take phone calls. Top-level managers especially have trouble disconnecting. 3 in 4 senior managers and executives will monitor emails, compared to half of junior and middle managers.
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The research used to develop this study was based on the responses to an online blind panel in June 2016 by 1,511 business professionals in the US and 201 in Canada. Productivity was calculated based on the results of the survey and data provided by Statista on the total number of full-time employees in the US (123,550,000) and Canada (17,946,600) and average hourly earnings ($10.69 for US, CAN$23.57 for Canada).
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