New Delhi: Indians come on the top when it comes to preferring work over vacations and they tend to either cancel their holidays for urgent assignments or to indulge in office work even on off-days, a new survey says. Such holiday habits have made India the world's fourth most 'vacation-deprived' nation, even as more than two-third of Indian bosses (also fourth highest globally) approve of their employees' vacation plans, found the survey by holiday service provider Expedia.
As per the survey, the top reasons making India a 'vacation-deprived' country include a tendency to accumulate leaves, inability to coordinate with travel partner, holding back the leaves for money, work pressure and fear of important office-related developments when absent. In the past one year itself, the average vacation period undertaken by an Indian has fallen from 25 days to 20 days. In 2011, India was world's fifth most vacation deprived country.
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London: Kevin Pietersen missed out on being awarded a central contract by England on Friday, leaving his international future in the balance. The batsman was dropped by England after sending text messages to South Africa players that were apparently critical of teammates during the recent Test series against the country of his birth. Pietersen has since publicly apologized and pledged his future to the national team but, despite holding talks...
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