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Tom, Original Traveller
Let’s face it - November and December are hardly the months in which the British Isles cover themselves in climatic glory.
You'd think that would be the perfect stimulus for people to get away for a cheeky city break or a dose of winter sun. And yet. And yet us Brits are some of the worst in the world at taking our full holiday allowance. Of the 28 days annual leave (29 in Scotland, lucky blighters) we're entitled to, the average Brit fails to take a whopping 6.5 days every year. You don't have to be a maniacal Marxist to think it's appalling that across the working population that equates to a serious number of free man hours we work for businesses.
There are apparently several reasons why we Brits don't always take our full holiday allowance, with fear of falling behind at work and disorganisation being two. Both understandable, granted, but when we hear that another key reason for not travelling is not knowing where to go, that's disappointing. As a result, it's time to rekindle 'Use it or Lose it' - Original Travel's annual campaign to help Brits make the most of those (already measly) holiday allowances. As the creators of the Big Short Break, designed around the concept of minimum time and maximum experience, we know where to go and what to do in November and December to use up those pesky few (hopefully) remaining days off.
Keep coming back to the Use it or Lose it page to see what enticing last minute offers we've added to make the most of those remaining days off. Your boss will thank you for it. Possibly.