Gadgets and devices may be getting in the way of quality holiday time, according to research by, which found in a recent poll that half of those in professional management roles check their emails every single day whilst on a holiday abroad.

Some 2,113 UK employees in management roles took part in the study and all respondents had been abroad on holiday in the last 12 months. 

When asked, ‘On your last holiday abroad, did you check your emails on a daily basis?’ 49% of those said that they did, and 44% admitted said that their checking of emails had caused friction with the other people on holiday with them. 

The survey also found that 26% of respondents admitted to doing work whilst on their last holiday, while 86% of respondents said that they had checked the Wi-fi availability in their accommodation before booking. 


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