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United States is a 'no-vacation nation'

The United States has been described as a "no-vacation nation".

It has been revealed that people fear falling behind work or worry about being judged by their boss for taking time off, so much so that one in three employees felt their workplace culture didn't encourage using holidays.

This is so much so that there has been a rise in workcations, where people travel around the world but continue working whilst they do.

This is mostly popular with millennials, with 20 per cent revealing they had taken a workcation. However, it was those with senior or executive roles who have been more like to take these breaks, with 37 per cent choosing to work whilst having some time away.

However, nearly half (47 per cent) of people say they didn't work at all during the most recent holiday.

Meanwhile a separate study previously revealed that giving travel incentives to employees improved their wellness, with the Incentive Research Foundation has found that employers can have a "significant impact" on their staff if they offer getaways or holidays.

IRF President Melissa Van Dyke said: "Meetings and incentive travel need to be designed to be healthier, and most health and wellness practices have a low impact on the budget.

"The IRF 2019 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study identifies health and wellness practices that are implemented with greater frequency and that have the most significant impact."

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