Russians Named Most Desired Ways to Spend Summer Vacation

The majority of Russians (69 per cent) have a 28-day main vacation at work, the HeadHunter service specialists found out, RIA News reports. For representatives of the scientific and educational sphere, a vacation is more than 28 days, while for a quarter (25 per cent) of employees in the sales sphere, it is less than 28 days. 

The experts found out that more than half of respondents are satisfied with the number of days of their vacation (55 per cent), but for 42 per cent this is not enough; the highest share of the dissatisfied are among workers in the field of medicine and pharmaceuticals. According to the research, a third of Russians (30 per cent) never have to work during their vacation. This share is highest in the banking sector (54 per cent) and among beginners (50 per cent).

Also, the study showed that 3 per cent of Russians have already spent all their vacation days, every third (33 per cent) has partially spent them, and the majority (64 per cent) have not yet taken a vacation this year. The most popular activities among those who had already taken a vacation were household chores (45 per cent) and home rest (33 per cent), while 26 per cent travelled around Russia and 7 per cent went abroad.

It is specified that the plans of the majority of Russians were not affected by the cancellation of flights to Turkey and Tanzania (86 per cent). However, this affected the plans of 23 per cent of respondents from the legal sphere, as well as 21 per cent of respondents from the Republic of Tatarstan and 20 per cent of the surveyed from the Sverdlovsk region.

In addition, it turned out that the summer months became the most popular for Russian working people for recreation, and September is slightly ahead of June (28 per cent versus 25 per cent). The respondents plan to spend their holidays travelling around Russia (49 per cent), doing household chores (28 per cent), being at the dacha (24 per cent), as well as hiking and picnicking in the suburbs (24 per cent).

Ru-Main, 03.05.2021 

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