Bankers belong in Tuscany, and accountants on the Côte d’Azur, while media types prefer the Greek Islands
Teachers prefer to spend their summer holidays on the Costa Blanca, financial workers favour trips to Tuscany, and Turkey’s Dalaman region is overrun with hairdressers, new research has suggested.
An online travel agency claims to have uncovered significant differences between various professions when it comes to choosing a holiday destination.
It said that accountants are most likely to escape to the Côte d’Azur, media types prefer the Greek Islands, while the armed forces opt for Phuket.
While this is doubtlessly highly important research, it’s worth noting who funded this article highlighting a range of available holiday options:
“We’ve always wondered if people working in certain professional were more likely to visit certain destinations on holiday and now we know there is a correlation,” said Chris Clarkson, managing director of Sunshine.co.uk, the firm which conducted the research. “It seems that colleagues chatting to one another about their holidays has a big impact on where people choose to go.”
Sunshine.co.uk, it’s somewhat superfluous to point out, being an online travel agent.
Are you using your time at work to book your holidays? Apparently so, says the Daily Mail:
A fifth of holidays are booked on work computers, says new poll
If you’ve ever wondered why your colleagues occasionally look more happy than they should do dealing with the daily grind, there’s a chance they might be booking a holiday rather than addressing their workload.
As many as 21 per cent of people polled in a survey by sunshine.co.uk admitted they sorted out their holiday arrangements during their company’s time.
It’s worth bearing in mind a number of things, at this stage:
- This is a self-reported survey, of which options some people select, in an online survey where speed is rewarded over accuracy.
- The survey was commissioned by an online holiday firm called ‘sunshine.co.uk’, who really only care about telling you that you can book your holidays online with them.
- The main take-home point in the statistics isn’t anything to do with whether holidays were booked during work hours (that’s merely the attention-grabber), but instead that:
In what is a sign of the times, just 4 per cent of those who have been away recently booked their trip at a high street travel agency, the poll found.
In fact, this entire story is published simply to remind you that booking a holiday online is simple, and that sunshine.co.uk is a website where you can do exactly that.