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Australian workers are holding on to their holiday leave

June 4, 2015 OTA News No Comments Email Email

The average Australian worker has more than four weeks of accrued annual leave, according to the latest research from Roy Morgan Research.unnamed (1)The research, released yesterday, says that Australia’s full-time workforce of six million people has a total of 123,510,000 days of annual leave accrued.

Twenty eight percent of workers have more than five weeks leave due to them immediately.

With the average full-time Australian worker accruing just over 11.5 hours of annual leave a month, Susan Sullivan from says it’s time to down tools and head off on a holiday.

“Winter is kicking off with low temperatures and early-season snowfall in many parts of Australia, so the timing is right to jump on a plane and fly somewhere warm and delay the onset of winter,” she said.

“At Cheapflights there’s plenty of hot deals to warm locations available,” she says.

Cheapflights is a travel search comparison service that pulls thousands and thousands of flight offerings for airlines and travel agent sites. It’s completely free for users with no additional fees or charges, and users have the peace of mind knowing they are booking direct with the airline or travel agent.

Three of the best deals this week at are:

Explore the Vanuatu archipelago of 83 islands with a unique blend of intact tribal communities, resorts, beaches and geography ranging from accessible volcanoes to pristine underwater environments, offering unique and memorable experiences.Tropical holiday packages including return flights (with checked baggage) and five nights accommodation from $934 per person.

A great tour for the young of heart to explore Italy, France and more in their summer on an 11-day tour that includes 10 nights of accommodation (five nights in hostels, four nights in bungalows and one night in a 12th century German castle), 11 days of touring departing London plus 10 breakfasts, four lunches and eight dinners.  Some of the tour highlights include a Paris city lights tour; gourmet picnic under the Eiffel Tower; Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal in Venice; and a bicycle tour and farewell dinner in Amsterdam.

South Pacific Cruising
If the ‘don’t lift a finger’ appeal of a South Pacific cruise appeals, you can choose between nine and 10-night itineraries from Sydney to visit Noumea, Mare, Lifou Island and Isle of Pines from $949 per person and free flights from Brisbane, Gold Coast or Melbourne as the cruise sets sail from Sydney.

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