French 'are champion holiday-takers'

27th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 26 (AFP) - The French are the champion holiday-takers, enjoying an average 39 days of annual leave from work, according to a new study, carried out in six major western nations, which was published Thursday.

PARIS, May 26 (AFP) - The French are the champion holiday-takers, enjoying an average 39 days of annual leave from work, according to a new study, carried out in six major western nations, which was published Thursday.  

The poor old US worker languishes at the bottom of the holiday heap with just 12 days off per year, according to the study carried out by the US Harris Interactive-Novatris research institute.  

Among the other countries included in the survey, the Germans came out second best with 27 days annual holiday, followed by the Dutch (25), the British (23) and the Canadians (21).  

The study, published by the on-line travel agents Expedia France, pointed out that the French figure included an average of nine days given to employees here as recompense for working more than the statutory 35-hour week.

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