LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- The traditional cheeky Christmas office party is back in full swing this festive season with 75% of UK bosses hosting an all expenses paid-for event for their workforce. In contrast, last year less than half (23%) of companies rewarded their workforce with a yuletide celebration and in 2010, 38% of bosses held a work's Christmas bash.
These findings have been revealed today in a new workers study by the cheap hotels chain Travelodge. The hotel chain surveyed 2,000 British workers to investigate the trends for this year's Christmas office party season.
Key findings from the report revealed with the Christmas office party being back in full swing this year following five years of recession Britain, 53% of workers are preparing to party like never before in reward of surviving one of the hardest years of their working career. Over a third of workers (36%) stated they will be getting drunk at their work's Christmas bash this year because they deserve it.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: "The traditional office Christmas party is a long standing British institution and it is good to see that more companies this year are rewarding their workforce with an end of year celebration. This is a positive sign that we are slowly coming out of the recession. British workers are certainly in the mood to party hard this festive season as we have seen a significant rise in room bookings in our city centre hotels for end of week bookings. Key party locations include: Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London. By stopping over, revellers can party hard and not worry about getting home and most importantly get some much needed shut eye before starting work again."
In preparation for their annual festive work's party, 49% of British workers will be splashing out over a billion pounds in order to look good for their works Christmas party. On average adults will be forking out GBP 73.80 on new clothing, accessories, hair-do's and beauty treatments such as manicures and fake tans in order to impress fellow colleagues.
One in 10 men reported they will get their hair done especially for their Christmas party and 15% are opting for a fake tan in order to look good.
Interestingly for women, having their hair styled is far more important than purchasing a new outfit for their Christmas do. An astounding 82% of females reported they feel more confident with a sexy hair-do in contrast to wearing a sexy little black dress.
The survey also found 42% women rely on a sexy hair-do to give them confidence, more so than a sexy outfit (35%) a fresh manicure (12%) and new shoes (7%).
Further findings revealed that 77% say they don't feel like themselves if they are having a bad hair day. Nearly nine out of 10 women (89%) surveyed stated big, bouncy and voluminous hair is their preferred sexiest hairstyle. When asked which celebrity hairstyle women would want to recreate themselves this party season, findings revealed Girls Aloud popstrel and fashion icon Cheryl Cole topped the poll for her full bodied barnet. Second place was awarded to Kate Middleton for her voluminous ultra glamorous hairstyle and TV presenter Holly Willoughby famous for her big bouncy blow-dry won third position.
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