A study conducted by SurveyMonkey Audience has found that 66 per cent of people will check their emails at least "sometimes" when abroad whilst over one fifth (21 per cent) admits they will "always" monitor their work email on their vacations.
William J. Becker, Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, said: "We would expect the same thing on vacation, where you're on vacation but you're still monitoring email and not really engaging with family and friends. Whether it's formal or informal, many organisations have this expectation that people will be available after hours. Even when there isn't a formal requirement, if everyone else is doing it, it becomes a norm."
Whilst Art Markman, a psychology researcher at the University of Texas, added: "After you've had an experience, all you have left of it is your memories of it. In a very real sense, you've had less of a vacation afterwards if you've spent time working on it ...
"Make sure that you're not getting any notifications. Deactivate whatever app you use to check your email. You will be more resilient and more effective if you take time away from work."