Vacation

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Vacation

A period of time during which one ordinarily would work but does not, normally to engage in some pleasure. One may spend a vacation traveling, relaxing or simply organizing one's personal life. Many companies offer paid vacation time to employees after a certain period of employment. Some jurisdictions require paid vacations.
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FAST AND FURIOUS: A skier takes advantage of a short break at Morzine
The domestic short-breaks market has also suffered from increased competition from outbound short breaks as a result of the increasing availability and price-competitiveness of low-cost `no frills' airlines.
Rugby star Jonathan Davies has narrated a DVD to help find short break carers
Short breaks can improve a parent's wellbeing and reduce stress.
Less then one in three (30 per cent) will be taking a traditional fortnight's summer holiday, while 70 per cent say they are more likely to take short breaks than they were five years ago.
Haven's themed short breaks provide great entertainment for all ages.
The best part for anyone who applies for the free overnight stay in the Short Break Centre is that they get exclusive access to the Activity Centre, and as far as I'm aware there's nowhere else like it," added Rob.
Money worries are persuading more families to keep a tighter grip on costs by staying at home to enjoy day trips and UK short breaks instead.
If you would like to save #'s on a Short Break simply collect the tokens in this week's Irish Daily Mirror, see below for details.
Many said a traditional two- week holiday was more stressful than a short break, partly because of the backlog of work they faced on their return.
A third of those questioned said they would take three short breaks.
Birmingham has turned to the Internet in a bid to promote itself as an ideal venue for a short break.