Checking BlackBerrys on holiday 'becoming the norm'

29 April 2009 — 5:00 PM

People are increasingly likely to stay in touch with their office or workplace using the latest phones and mobile technology, it has been suggested.

According to a spokesman for Expedia, an international travel provider which offers online research, booking and advice, more consumers are remaining in touch with their jobs while abroad.

Jonathan Cudworth, head of product marketing at the web-based company, explained that a number of innovative handsets were allowing people the chance to check up on what is happening at home while they are away.

"People feel they need to stay in touch with the office while away and it's becoming the norm to check your Blackberry or mobile phone whilst on holiday," he added.

A recent study by Expedia found around 60 per cent of people in the UK would take their full holiday entitlement - despite mounting pressure at work.

Further to this, 23 per cent of office workers admitted to keeping in touch with colleagues and checking emails while on vacation.

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