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Been on holiday? Why it might already be time for another break

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April 13, 2017
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Have you been on holiday in the past month or so? If you have, the chances are you already feel like you need another one.

In fact, the average British holidaymaker feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found. By that time fatigue has already set in and is beginning to affect performance at work.

The study of 2,000 adults by Holiday Inn Express also found 60 per cent of us are now embarking on “micro-adventures” instead of lazy weekends at the beach or boozy city breaks.


Mike Greenup from Holiday Inn Express said: “Everyone knows getting away can be restorative and help counterbalance our busy work lives.

“But it’s interesting to see just how often people feel they need to be having a break to remain happy, productive and stress-free.

“We have noticed people are seeking out an increasing amount of adventure getaways and experiences that are affordable and easily achievable.

“Many are also looking to make the most of the UK and explore what is in their backyard rather than venturing too far afield.”

Forty-three per cent of people said not having regular breaks leaves them feeling more stressed and a similar number feel more tired than usual. Thirteen per cent say they make silly mistakes at work, 31 per cent feel they become less productive and 36 per cent feel less enthusiastic about work.

Hiking is the most popular activity to do on a break, followed by cycling, watersports and sailing.

The survey showed that five per cent had booked a break to coincide with an elite sporting event; 28 per cent want to focus on improving their health and wellbeing during mini-breaks; and just 15 per cent want a getaway during which they can eat, drink and be very merry.

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