Travel insurance: Work stress 'eased slowly by holidays'

Tuesday, 02 January 2007

After all the stress of work and planning your trip away, it seems that some high-flyers still don't manage to relax when on holiday, according to a new report.

Research by OfficeTeam, a temping agency, has found that office staff prefer to take mini-breaks rather than week-long holidays and that they struggle to unwind for the first few days.

Some 29 per cent of women say it takes them one or two days to de-stress while only 22 per cent of men could perform the same feat and generally take longer to relax.

Victoria Sprott, one of OfficeTeam's regional managers, said: "Over recent years cheaper budget air fares have meant we have changed the way we take our holiday time. As our survey clearly shows, most UK workers opt to take the long weekends and extended bank holidays by utilising individual holiday days.

"The way workers take their allocation of their holiday days is now typically a meticulously planned affair with people booking up popular days as early as New Year's Day."

Taking the stress out of holiday planning can be made easier by shopping online for flights, cheap travel insurance and car hire.

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