WASHINGTON – May 24, 2013 – Contrary to popular belief, Americans do know how to unplug, unwind, and rejuvenate on vacation. A recent survey of 1,000 vacationers, conducted by The Research Intelligence Group (TRiG) for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), indicates an impressive 75 percent of respondents not doing any work on their vacations.
“Our industry has long advocated for taking a true vacation—not just working from a nicer place,” said Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA. “Today’s leading health studies reinforce our message—that there are so many physical and mental health benefits that come with really ‘unplugging.’ And we’re happy to see so many people doing so.”
Only 12 percent of respondents admitted working one or two days while on vacation, and 13 percent said they did some work over three days. But a full 87 percent said they would prefer to vacation without having to do any work.
Vacationers are bringing their technology on leisure travel; however, in most cases, it is for pleasure and not work. Fifty-one percent brought their laptop, but only 17 percent of them used it for work. Thirty-nine percent brought their iPad or tablet device, with only nine percent using either device for work.
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