Over half of Leeds workforce want to quit their jobs to travel

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Ever thought about swapping your commute for a carnival? Briefcase for a backpack? Or ditching the drag for dizzying heights on the other side of the world? Well, you’re not alone.

Over half (55 percent) of Leeds city workers have declared that they are not planning their summer holiday, instead they are looking to swap their briefcase for a backpack to travel the world!

Inghams ran a nationwide survey to 2,000 people via One Poll to find out the most popular items on Leeds bucket- lists, which revealed travel overall was the most desired thing to do.

Over a forth said they don’t have enough holiday allowance to travel (29 per cent).

With a large proportion of people working in Leeds wanting to quit the daily grind of the 9 to 5 to travel we were interested to see how many respondents have already ticked this of their list. Just under a fourth of people aged 55 over said they have quit their job to take early retirement to travel (19 percent) compared to 6 per cent of 18 to 24 year old’s who have gone travelling for a year.

When people were asked what has been the best thing they have ticked off their bucket- list so far, getting a pet was ranked the highest with 67 per cent closely followed by getting on the property ladder (65 percent).

Just under half of people aged 25 to 34 said they wanted to buy a house in the next 10 years, this almost halves as they hit their 40s.