Our most recent poll has shown that more and more work colleagues are becoming friends and going on holiday together.
We’ve found that employees are becoming closer to their work colleagues, as holidaying with co-workers is a growing trend amongst Britons. Almost 1 in 10, 9%, have been away on a holiday with someone they work with, or had worked with, in the past.
We carried out the poll to see exactly who the great British public are choosing as their holiday buddies in this day and age. We asked 1,283 people in full time employment within the UK about their previous holidays and who they spent them with.
Those taking part in the poll could pick from a list of possible answers regarding their holiday partners and could select more than one choice, if applicable.
Number one ‘holiday buddies’ with 89% of people agreeing was family and coming in second was a partner with 61%. The third top choice was holidaying with friends, getting 59% of the vote.
The surprising result was 9% of the 1,283 people we polled who said that they holiday with work colleagues.
The respondents who said they had been on holiday with work colleagues in the past were asked to explain how that had come about.
A cheeky 4% admitted they had taken advantage of a work-related event abroad and turned it into a bit of a holiday.
It can only be a good thing that you get on so well with your colleagues that you can face going on holiday together. It’s a good sign that so many co-workers go abroad together, but it must be a bit of a nightmare getting time off at the same time, particularly in smaller companies!
We weren’t expecting quite so many to have said they’ve actually been away with colleagues before, although it must help if you’re friends before you start working together. Then again you spend so much time with the people that you work with, it’s easy to see why close bonds are formed!