Americans Receive Half the Amount of Vacation Time of Russians Hotels.com findings reveal most and least vacation deprived countries PR Newswire DALLAS, March 26, 2013 DALLAS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Recent findings released by Hotels.com® today reveal a huge disparity in paid and public holiday entitlements across the globe. When looking at both statutory annual leave and public holiday allowances, the U.S., ranked 25^th out of 30, narrowly escapes the bottom five countries with the least amount of allotted vacation time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130326/DA82895-INFO) On average, most Americans receive ten days of paid time off and enjoy an additional ten national holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Of the 30 nations surveyed, Hotels.com determined the global average of annual leave and public entitlement to be 28 days, which eight more days of additional paid time off than what the average U.S. worker receives. Not surprisingly, many recent surveys have shown that hardworking Americans are not using the already small amount of vacation days they are given. "Vacation time enables workers to strengthen their connections to friends, family, and interests outside of the office. It is essential to help them hit reset on creativity and productivity within the workplace," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "Hotels.com encourages Americans to play as hard as they work by utilizing their vacation days to the fullest for travel. We have thousands of daily deals and plenty of travel guides, so planning your trip won't feel like work at all." Russia topped the list with 40 total days of holiday and leave, followed by Italy and Sweden in a tie for second, each with a total of 36 days. In contrast, Canada and Mexico both receive the lowest amount of holiday allowance, with workers only receiving 15 and 13 days respectively. Country Annual leave Public holidays Total 1 Russia 28 12 40 2 Italy 24 12 36 Sweden 25 11 36 Finland 25 10 35 4 France 25 10 35 Norway 25 10 35 Brazil 30 5 35 8 Denmark 25 9 34 Spain 22 12 34 10 Colombia 15 18 33 11 New Zealand 20 11 31 12 Australia 20 10 30 Argentina 10 19 29 13 Germany 20 9 29 Ireland 20 9 29 Switzerland 20 9 29 17 UK 20 8 28 18 South Korea 15 12 27 Netherlands 20 7 27 20 India 21 5 26 Japan 10 16 26 22 Hong Kong 7 16 23 23 Malaysia 8 14 22 24 Thailand 6 15 21 25 USA 10 10 20 26 Taiwan 7 12 19 27 Singapore 7 11 18 28 China 5 11 16 29 Canada 10 5 15 30 Mexico 7 6 13 Press contacts: Ashley Aberbach – Finn Partners for Hotels.com Phone: (212) 715-1524 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @finnpartners Taylor L. Cole, APR Hotels.com North America Phone: (469) 335-8442 Email: email@example.com Twitter: @TravelwithTLC AboutHotels.com^® Hotels.comis a leading online accommodation booking brand.Through the Expedia Inc. global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travelers with almost 200,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. There are more than 7 millionGuest Reviewson the websites from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP'sindustry-leading loyalty programWelcome Rewards^®, customers can earn a free night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under itsPrice Match Guarantee, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com, LP will refund the difference.Travelers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded atwww.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. Hotels.com publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international hotel room price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is now produced in 31 individual country editions, with North American data available atwww.hotel-price-index.com. Follow Hotels.com on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/Hotels.comUS, on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom and on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/user/hotelsdotcom. Hotels.com, LP is part of Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world's best-known brands. Hotels.com, Finding You The Perfect Placeand the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2013 Hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved. CST # 2083949-50 SOURCE Hotels.com Website: http://www.hotels.com
Americans Receive Half the Amount of Vacation Time of Russians
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