Two-thirds plan their holiday while at work

Two-thirds of Scots surveyed said they planned their holidays during work hours. Picture: PA

Two-thirds of Scots surveyed said they planned their holidays during work hours. Picture: PA

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More than half of Scottish employees have admitted using work time to research and book holidays, according to a survey.

It revealed two-thirds of workers will book a break while at their desk this month, with the majority saying they do not feel guilty about doing so.

The average time for securing a holiday, including research and payment, is around two hours and 30 minutes. The survey was carried out on behalf of Travelbag.co.uk and asked 500 adults in Scotland about their holiday plans for 2016.

More than a third said they believe booking a break in January is cheaper (36 per cent), while others use it as a way of overcoming winter blues (30 per cent), and some said it is a new tradition (13 per cent).

Of those planning to book their holidays this month, 20 per cent made arrangements for a future trip last weekend and a quarter said they will book their holiday during their first week back at work.

The figures show the peak months for going on holiday, with July in first place followed by June, September, February and April.

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