April 25, 2007 08:00 ET

Interview Advisory

Warning! Do YOU have VD?

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) -

VD -- also known as Vacation Deprivation -- may be on the rise in Canada! Find out which province leads in vacation deprivation and if Canadians are more vacation-deprived today compared to five years ago.

2007 marks the fifth anniversary of the Expedia.ca/Ipsos-Reid Vacation Deprivation study, a comprehensive look at whether Canadians take their vacation time. The national results will be released the week of May 14, 2007 and will track vacation deprivation trends across Canada and provincially from 2003 to 2007. Which province will lead the pack as the most vacation-deprived in Canada? Whose workers are most in need of a break? And, most importantly - what are the implications of these results for all Canadians?

Beverly Beuermann-King, stress and wellness specialist, will be available starting Monday, May 14 to provide insights on the following topics:

- Canadian vacation deprivation trends from 2003 - 2007
- Are Canadians more vacation-deprived than they were five years ago?
- Vacation days received compared to those actually taken
- Are Canadians using all their vacation days?
- Why aren't Canadians taking this time?

- Vacation deprivation in your province
- How has vacation deprivation changed since 2003?
- Which Canadian province is the most vacation-deprived?

- Canada vs. the world - in 2006, Canada was deemed one of the most
vacation-deprived countries in the world; how will we compare this year?

- The causes for and impact of vacation deprivation
- Barriers to taking vacation
- Is technology keeping Canadians too connected?
- Salary vs. vacation - are Canadians willing to sacrifice pay for more
vacation time?

- Vacations as a management tool for stress
- Tips on how to make time to get away
- How vacation time can improve health, relationships and productivity

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