May 08, 2008 11:46 ET

Expedia.ca-Vacation Deprivation 2008: Are Canadian Employees Green with Vacation Envy?

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) -


Beginning on May 13, 2008, Expedia.ca and Ipsos-Reid are releasing the results of their annual Vacation Deprivation survey highlighting Canadians who do not take all their vacation time. Are British Columbians more vacation deprived than last year? Can taking vacations lead to improved health and even give workers the revitalization needed to be more productive?

This year's survey looks at whether BC residents feel envy when co-workers return from vacation and focuses on the impact of technology like Blackberries and PDAs on vacation deprivation.

Beverly Beuermann-King, stress and wellness specialist, will be in Vancouver on Tuesday, May 13th and can provide insight on the following topics:

2008 Canadian vacation deprivation trends
- Are BC residents more vacation-deprived than last year?
- What are the barriers BC residents face in taking time off?

Vacation Envy - Coveting thy neighbour's holiday
- Does jealousy over co-workers' vacations lead people to pursue plans
of their own?
- Are women more jealous than men when it comes to vacation envy?
- Tips to turn that frown upside down - spinning vacation envy into an
opportunity to plan vacations

Vacation stimulation by employers - How can employers give their workers the
incentive to take their vacations?

Blackberries, PDAs, cell phones - oh my!
- With technology like Blackberries, PDAs, and cell phones, the office
can follow workers everywhere. Does technology intensify vacation
deprivation for BC residents?
- Some workers prefer to stay connected anytime, anywhere with an
office away from the office. Do mobile devices and pocket PCs help
bring some British Columbians one step closer on their quest for

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