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chiefly Brit a period of the year when the law courts or universities are closed
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And the effects last beyond the vacation itself: A study from the University of Vienna found that after taking time off from work, vacationers had fewer stress-related physical complaints and they continued to feel better five weeks later.
According to findings, 55 percent Indians take fewer days of the vacation days they get and 28 percent don't take leave as the work schedule does not allow for vacation or there are not enough staff to cover.
“Taking a long-term view, there’s a mad scramble in the days leading up to the vacation, then the madness of digging out after the time away.
France perhaps best epitomizes the vacation spirit, mandating 30 days of paid leave each year, while it surpasses the U.S.
Over the decades, the vacation ownership industry in staySky's hometown, Orlando, Fla., has remained unchanged, with no real challenges to the status quo.
Furthermore, nearly one in five (18 per cent) say they won't take all the vacation days they are entitled to in 2014, and 13 per cent say they'll take less time off this year than last (up from nine per cent in 2013).
Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976.
UK citizens take all of their allotted vacation time, according to a recently released report on the vacation habits of various nationalities that was conducted by Expedia, an online travel agency.
Expedia first commissioned the Vacation Deprivation study in 2000, to examine the vacation habits of Americans.
Similarly, if your vacation stretches your budget to the degree that it causes you to feel stress while you're away, this will likely negate the vacation's potential positive effects, too.
"One thing that dictated the need to cancel the vacation (this year) was the MCAS," Vetros said.
He confirmed that industry leaders from Starwood, Hyatt and Marriott will all be taking centre stage at the upcoming conference and are ready to share their views of the vacation ownership market and to explain how this lodging option can positively impact profits.