Americans have to make do with a comparatively measly 12 days each year but it’s Asia which is least generous with holidays. The Philippines get five days a year, Thailand six and Taiwan has seven.
The survey also shows that people don’t necessarily want more holiday. In March the Swiss voted on a suggestion to increase annual holiday from 20 to 30 days. 70% of people voted against it, probably because most people don’t feel they can afford more holiday as people tend to spend more on holiday than when they’re working.