Many have a hard time fully letting go while on vacation
Going on holiday is the perfect time to switch off from work and tech. However, a new survey from TravelSim has shown that the UK spends more than half an hour each day using tech for work while on vacation and over a third of people say they get anxious if they don’t have access to the internet on holiday. So just how hard do we find it to switch off and how tech-reliant are we while on holiday? You can see the full findings here.
- People in HR spend 30 percent of their total holiday tech time working
- 40 percent of people in HR say they are in regular contact with work colleagues while on holiday
- 73 percent of people working in the financial sector saying they a digital detox
- 35 percent of people working in sales, media and marketing say they feel less stressed about work if they have access to tech that allows them to keep on top of work while on holiday
The industries that struggle to switch off
When it comes to leaving work behind, those working in HR find it hardest. These busy bees spend 30 percent of their total holiday tech time working. They are also the most likely to be in touch with co-workers with 40 percent of people in HR saying they are in regular contact with work colleagues while on holiday.
The industry most in need of a digital detox is finance, with a whopping 73 percent of people working in the financial sector saying they need one.
The idea of taking work on holiday to ease stress might seem strange but people working in sales, media and marketing seem to do just that, with 35 percent saying they feel less stressed about work if they have access to tech that allows them to keep on top of work while on holiday.
What are we up to online when we’re not working?
UK holidaymakers spend a whopping average of four and a half hours using tech each day and just 44 minutes of this time is spent on direct messaging apps, despite the fact that the number one reason people gave for taking tech on holiday was to keep in touch with family and friends.
When it comes to social media and direct messaging, women dedicate more of their holiday time to these than men. Women spend 42 minutes more, each day, on social media and direct messaging apps than men and over the course of a week’s vacation this racks up to almost 5 hours more!