Workaholic Britons 'Skip Lunch And Holidays'

04/09/2011 06:29 | Updated 03 November 2011

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Workaholic Britons are cutting down their lunch hour and skipping holidays, according to a survey.

As many as 58% take 30 minutes or less for their lunch break, while 11% never go on holiday, the poll by Monarch Airlines found.

Almost 6% of workers snatch just 10 minutes for lunch, according to the survey of 2,011 people.

The poll also showed that 18-34 year olds preferred foreign holidays to trips within the UK, while those aged 35 and over were more likely to opt for a staycation.

Women were twice as likely as men to use their lunch hour for some retail therapy, while more than twice as many men than women take part in some mid-day exercise.

Meanwhile, another survey - by - showed bookings for ski holidays have soared in the past month.

Searches for ski resorts across Canada and the US have seen an average increase in searches of 124% and 91% respectively.

Popular resorts include Whistler in British Columbia, Blue Mountain in Ontario and Vail in Colorado, US.

European ski spots are also experiencing an increase in searches this summer, with Italy up 71% compared to last year and France and Switzerland both up by 50%.

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