Americans Receive Half the Amount of Vacation Time of Russians

        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.

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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: ashley@finnpartners.com
Twitter: @finnpartners

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC

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