A study has found that nearly half (49 per cent) of holidaymakers would tell their boss a fib about their internet connection whilst abroad to get out of dealing with work matters or emails.
It is millennials that use this excuse the most, with 59 per cent of those surveyed admitting they would say this whilst 49 per cent of Gen-Xers would do the same, with the figure dropping to 32 percent for Boomers.
However, actual poor reception or internet access is very much disliked by holidaymakers, nearly a quarter (24 per cent) will pick their destination based on good quality connection.
Daniel Durazo, director of marketing and communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA, said: "Most working Americans feel pressured to spend their vacations attached to their work email, when they may just need a few days to unplug. Consequently, half of U.S. workers are willing to lie about lack of connectivity to set them free from work obligations. For travellers seeking a carefree getaway from the grind, trip insurance offers peace of mind and 24/7 global assistance to help them stay cool and collected when faced with covered travel disruptions."