With a growing number of people taking their laptops and Blackberrys on holiday in a bid to stay connected to the office, a psychologist has warned that the family break is at risk.

With a growing number of people taking their laptops and Blackberrys on holiday in a bid to stay connected to the office, a psychologist has warned that the family break is at risk.

A recent survey published by IT security company Credant Technologies found that more than a quarter of City workers check their emails daily during holidays and 14 per cent admit they do so more than once a day.

Professor Cary Cooper from Lancaster University said this could be damaging as it does not allow them to switch off.

“In the UK we already have the longest working hours of anywhere in Europe. People should remember a holiday isn’t just for rest and recuperation but to commune again with your family, connect with your kids,” he commented.

He added that mobile phones should only be used in case of emergency, not as a means of being obtainable at all times.

Anyone looking for a holiday destination where they can be voluntarily cut off from the rest of the world may wish to book flights to Delhi, from where they can access the remote village of Rajasthan.

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