In a failed attempt to fully escape from the office, one in three Irish adults have admitted to taking both work calls and emails whilst on holidays, new figures suggest.
An AA Travel Insurance survey of over 5,700 people indicates how difficult it has become to switch off from the daily grind, as 20% of participants confessed to checking their work emails.
An additional 13% go one step further saying they make and take work calls despite being on vacation.
The AA research reveals that women appear to be better at disconnecting from their work life than men, with 74% saying they check emails and respond to calls, compared with 85% of men.
The survey also suggests that almost 9 in ten of us will use a smartphone while on holidays this year. The desire to stay connected with family and friend’s means 82% of holidaymakers will send texts throughout their break.
Wanting to photographically capture fleeting moments also appears to be a top priority as 7 in 10 say they will snap pictures while on holidays.
As well as keeping in touch with family and friends while abroad, almost half of travellers say they’ll check in with their circles using instant messaging services such as WhatsApp and Viber.