According to Allianz Global Assistance’s 2019 Vacation Confidence Index, nearly half (49 percent) of working Americans avoid checking on the office and work while on vacation.
The report also determined 65 percent of workers feel work obligations affect personal time. These workers tend to feel pressure to check in with work, but won’t always follow through.
According to the Index, one way workers avoid checking in on work, even when they feel the need, is to blame spotty WiFi.
This excuse is generally used mostly by millennials, with 59 blaming WiFi issues for not checking in at the office while on vacation, followed by Gen X’ers at 49 percent copping to using white lies. Boomers come in at 32 percent, claiming they blame faulty WiFi for neglecting work on vacation.
The study also determined both men and women are equally honest, with a near 50–50 split, but, as it turns out, money talks. Those earning more than $50,000 annual income, about 53 percent, use the excuse to not work on vacation, while those earning less than $50,000 a year are less likely to lie, at 39 percent.
Nearly a quarter of all working Americans (24 percent) make a point to travel somewhere on vacation with spotty cell reception, or without WiFi access as to not be tempted to work while out of office.
Millennials come in high (74 percent) with checking email while away, 58 percent for Gen X’ers and 63 percent for Boomers — most agreeing it makes catching up with work more manageable after vacation.
New upgrades at Frankfurt Airport include renovations at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center, as well as the addition of a new hotel, Frankfurt Airport Marriott. To make room for the new property, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel was reduced to 779 guestrooms from its previous 1,008 guestrooms, allowing for 233 guestrooms at Frankfurt Airport Marriott. All Sheraton guestrooms are now refurbished.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is on the cusp of updating its spa concept and partners.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Delta Air Lines continues to push the boundaries on sustainability with a new commitment to become the first carbon neutral global airline.
Travelers following a kosher diet now enjoy more options on United Airlines flights from the United States to Tel Aviv (TLV). The airline partnered with food provider Fresko to offer a new menu of kosher foods, including fresh bagels, omelets, blintzes, chicken marsala, kale quinoa burgers, rugelach and black-and-white cookies, among other menu items. A kosher child’s meal is also available on select routes. Polaris and United Premium Plus passengers additionally receive Kosher snack choices. Kosher beverage options include a Kosher wine and coffee.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
While some might think Miami Beach is a place to lie on the sand and party into the wee morning hours, others recognize the destination’s potential for voluntourism. Voluntourism opportunities allow travelers to do some good while in a destination and Miami Beach welcomes travelers willing to help preserve local beaches and gardens and positively impact the community.