Anywhr’s 2020 Travel Leave Cheat Sheet: UK Edition
2020 is soon approaching and if you’re already getting antsy about your travel plans for next year, we’re here to make it lots easier for you! Between hustling hard and working our butts off, we all deserve to take a break and plan out travel dates for the year ahead.
With this handy Travel Leave Cheat Sheet for those in the UK, mark down these dates to plan out when you should take your work leave in 2020. Long weekends abroad, here we come! Pro-tip: If you #GOANYWHR, that’s the only planning you’ll have to do, and we’ll take care of everything else.
Considering there are 8 annual holidays in 2020 if you live in England and Wales, we’ll be assuming you have 20 days of paid leave (excluding bank and public holidays). If you work in Scotland & Ireland, stick around as we’ve got tips for you as well!
#1. Apply For Leave: 2 & 3 January 2020
Public Holiday: New Year’s Day, 1 January 2020
Leave supply: 20 - 2 = 18 days
Travel time: 5 days
Getting back into the daily grind after the holiday season is probably one of the hardest things ever. Make it your New Year resolution to start off the year right with a quick trip out of town!
Plus, you wouldn’t have to get your hands tied up planning the deets because we’ve got it all down pat. Just fill in your trip dates, region and accommodation style here. If you’re working in Scotland, the 2nd of January is a public holiday as well so taking just one day of leave will still get you a 5-day vacation Anywhr. But if you’re working in Ireland, we’d suggest saving these couple of days leave for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday on 17th March!
#2. Apply For Leave: 14 - 17 April 2020
Public Holiday: Good Friday, 10 April & Easter Monday, 13 April 2020
Leave supply: 18 - 4 = 14 days
Travel time: 10 days
Take three days off in April and pamper yourself to a resort getaway where you’d not have to think about deadlines or crowded train rides in the morning on the way to work. Instead, lounge by the beach with cocktails and your significant other, all accompanied by picturesque views of nature’s greatest creations.
#3. Apply For Leave: 11 - 13 May 2020
Public Holiday: Early May Bank Holiday (VE Day), 8 May 2020
Leave supply: 14 – 3 = 11 days
Travel time: 6 days
We can predict what’s going to happen…that getaway in April would be so unforgettable that now you’ve caught the travel bug! There’s no harm in taking a few days off over the May Bank Holiday to travel within Europe. Delve into a new cultural experience over a 6-day holiday and learn a little more about your neighbouring countries.
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#4. Apply For Leave: 21 & 22 May 2020
Public Holiday: Spring Bank Holiday, 25 May 2020
Leave supply: 11 – 2 = 9 days
Travel time: 5 days
Spring is in the air… fly solo with Anywhr. With two days of leave, you can take this chance to go on a 5-day trip to explore a novel city with the person who knows you most, yourself! It’s the perfect chance to spend quality time reconnecting with YOU.
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IF YOU’RE IN IRELAND:
Public Holiday: Battle of the Boyne (observed), 13 July 2020
You’ve got an extra holiday right smack in the middle of summer. If you’re worried about impending tourist crowds during this time, Anywhr is here to erase all those concerns. We send you to destinations off-the-beaten path, so apply for 9th and 10th July off, and get prepped to scale mountains on a mini-adventure!
#5. Apply For Leave: 25 - 28 August 2020
Public Holiday: Summer Bank Holiday, 31 August 2020
Leave supply: 9 – 4 = 5 days
Travel time: 7 days
Marking the end of summer and the unbearable peak crowds, take the opportunity to apply for four days of leave and spend an entire week journeying through destinations less-travelled in Asia. If that’s not enticing enough, book your trip via Anywhr for the trip to be specially curated just for you!
IF YOU’RE IN SCOTLAND:
Public Holiday: St Andrew’s Day, 30 November 2020
St Andrew’s Day gives those in Scotland a break on Monday in November, so take 26 & 27th off as well and make it a 5-day vacay! Wave goodbye to Monday Blues and spend the weekend relishing in life’s greatest pleasures in a swanky hotel.
#6. Apply For Leave: 29 - 31 December 2020
Public Holiday: Christmas Day, 25 December, Boxing Day 28 December 2020
Leave supply: 5 - 3 = 2 days
Travel time: 7 days… Or you could extend it to spill it over to New Year’s Day 2021!
If the office is not closed for business at the end of the year, take three days off to travel out of the country for a week. Bring the whole family along as you journey through an uncharted destination and make unique memories different from any of your other past Christmas celebrations!
This still leaves you with two days of work leave that you can bring over to 2021, to make that a year of MORE travels Anywhr in the world than 2020, if that’s even possible!