For the second year in a row, more Dutch people are choosing not to go on vacation According to ING Economic Bureau, one percent fewer people are traveling this year compared to 2013. The blame lies mainly in unemployment and an unstable labour market.
The VVD believes that every two weeks of holiday for those on welfare must be preceded by six months of job hunting. The liberal party is now trying to constrict holiday rights for those living off the state.
Dutch have the fewest celebration- and holiday days in West Europe, consultancy bureau Mercer reveals.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: The vicious attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Oad's bankruptcy and the consequences for thousands of travelers, and the developments around Greenpeace' Arctic Sunrise.