The rise of the new ‘hush holiday’ trend that is seriously annoying bosses

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EMPLOYEES are going crazy for a new travel trend, but it’s seriously annoying their bosses.

Most people have heard of “bleisure” holidays, where business and leisure are mixed, but there’s a new travel trend in town that’s taking the workforce by storm.

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Remote workers are going crazy for a new travel trend

“Hush holidays” or “hush trips” are taken by remote workers who don’t inform their bosses of their travel plans.

People who go on these trips don’t need to use their annual leave allowance to go on holiday as they’re able to work remotely on their laptops.

Because they’re still working, most employees don’t see the need to inform their bosses about their trip.

One remote worker, called Connor, shared his experience of going on hush holidays in a Euronews article.

He told Euronews: “I fly out somewhere on Thursday night and remote work on Friday, which means as soon as it hits 5pm I’m out the door and straight to dinner or a bar.”

“I try to cram my meetings together in a solid block so I have more flexibility to do other activities.”

Connor has been able to spend long weekends in The Netherlands, Italy, and Portugal all because he took a “hush trip”.

While these secret trips may sound like a dream come true, it hasn’t always been plain sailing.

He added: “One time I had to run back from the beach to join a meeting.”

On another occasion, Connor’s hush trip led to a run-in with the HR team because he posted a photo from Madeira on his Instagram account while the UK was in a strict lockdown.

By and large, most people don’t have a problem with a “hush holiday”, but bosses are growing more annoyed by the post-pandemic travel trend.

In a Skift article, Rose De Vore, who is the founder of The Travel Coach Network, explained why more employees are going on secret breaks.

She said: “The reason that remote workers are feeling like they need to take hush trips is because they aren’t sure how they’ll be looked at by their company.”

Rose encouraged companies to embrace the travel trend as it will not only benefit their employee’s mental health but also their workforce retention.

And with millions of Brits intending to take “bleisure” or “hush trips” this year, the blended travel trend may be here to stay.

Last year, a survey of 2,000 people found that 65% of respondents have taken a “bleisure” trip, where they either arrived at their destination early for leisure or extended their stay after finishing work.

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Hush holidays are trips that remote workers take without telling their boss 

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