“People look forward to planning a holiday!” says travel website

Daydreaming Brits cost employers £478 each, spending 32 work hours planning, booking and talking about holidays

Planning a holiday, excitement ahead of a trip and time spent reminiscing once home costs employers hundreds of pounds per employee, according to new research.

Eight-nine per cent of staff admitted they were ‘much less productive’ before and after a holiday – with a typical break costing businesses an average £478 per person, due to time spent on trip-related activity.

Source: Daily Mail, 3rd June 2014


With holiday season soon to be upon us, it’s no surprise that many of our colleagues have their minds already mentally on a tropical beach. However, if you’re less concerned about potential loss to the economy than they are about getting a good deal, the travel agent behind this particular story really want to hear from you:

Brits spend about 32 hours in total thinking, researching, planning and daydreaming about a trip while in the office, the survey of 1,885 full-time workers by www.sunshine.co.uk reveals.

Chris Clarkson, Managing Director of sunshine.co.uk, said: ‘As soon as you book a holiday, it’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement and for the trip to be on your mind 24/7.

Still, at least you now know where to turn when you do want to start planning that dream holiday during work hours.