Vacation Deprivation

MEDIA RELEASE NEW ZEALANDERS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST HOLIDAY-DEPRIVE New Zealanders given 20 days off and take 15, down from 2014; South Korean workers retain ranking as world’s most vacation deprived followed by Japanese

On February 14, 2016 at 11:55 PM

MEDIA RELEASE

NEW ZEALANDERS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST HOLIDAY-DEPRIVE

New Zealanders given 20 days off and take 15, down from 2014;

South Korean workers retain ranking as world’s most vacation deprived followed by Japanese

Auckland, New Zealand, January 26, 2016– Expedia® has released the results of its annual 2015 Vacation Deprivation® study. In its 15th year, the study surveyed 9,273 employed adults across 26 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America.

The 2015 report found that worldwide, the median number of paid vacation days available to workers is just under 25 days per year, in addition to public holidays. Collectively, workers take about 20 of them, leaving 20% unused. Read more

Kiwis leaving millions of annual leave days unused

On January 08, 2014 at 11:49 PM
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Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation Report polled 8,535 employed adults across 24 countries.
 
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Gen Stress: global survey reveals younger New Zealanders are holiday deprived

On June 22, 2010 at 08:03 AM
  • New Zealanders are the fourth-most holiday-deprived nation on earth, behind only Japan, USA and Australia
  • Younger Kiwis shy away from taking holidays due to career fears

Younger working New Zealanders 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.  Read more

Gen Ys whinge to win an upgrade

On April 20, 2010 at 04:11 AM

One in five Gen Y Kiwis complain in order to score an upgrade on a flight or hotel room

New research from Expedia.co.nzTM, operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, has found that Generation Y Kiwis are most likely to complain in order to land themselves a free upgrade on a flight or in a hotel.

The survey*, conducted among 500 New Zealanders, revealed that almost a fifth (18 per cent) of New Zealanders aged between 18-24 were willing to complain about nearby guests/passengers, the food, or quality of service to score a flight or hotel upgrade, double the national average of 9 per cent.

As part of their bag of tricks, two per cent of Gen Ys also admit to posing as business travellers to secure a free upgrade. Read more

Kiwis join the ranks of the world’s holiday deprived nations

On April 14, 2009 at 02:00 PM

New Zealanders come second only to the workaholic Japanese in not taking all their annual leave

One third of workers have changed their holiday plans due to the GFC 

A global survey conducted by online travel company Expedia® shows New Zealand workers officially joining the ranks of the world’s most holiday deprived nations.

The annual global Expedia Vacation Deprivation® survey, conducted in 11 nations(and this year for the first time in New Zealand)by Expedia, the world’s leading online travel company, found that 45 per cent of New Zealanders leave at least some of their annual leave days untaken, second only to Japan, where 92 per cent of its employed people leave on average almost half of their annual leave days on the table. Read more