Do you check your work emails while on holidays?

If so, you're not alone as 1 in 3 Irish adults admit to dealing with work correspondence when away

The last thing most of us want to do while on holidays is check our work emails, but 20% of Irish adults have confessed to doing just that.

A new survey from AA Travel Insurance also revealed that an additional 13% go one step further and say they have been guilty of taking and making work calls despite being on vacation.

The survey of over 5,700 people indicates how difficult it has become for people to switch off from the daily grind, as almost 9 in 10 of us say we will use a smartphone while on holidays this year.

The research also shows that women appear to be better at disconnecting from their work life, with 74% saying they check emails and respond to calls, compared with 85% of men.

Wanting to photographically capture fleeting moments also appears to be a top priority as 7 in 10 say they snap pictures while on holidays.

The desire to stay connected with family and friends means that 82% of holidaymakers send texts throughout their break.

Using your smartphone while abroad isn't all bad though, as 47% of globetrotters surveyed say they use digital maps to ensure they don't get lost.

Over 35% say they use their devices to look up destination information, while 15% consult technology to help with translations.

AA Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan says "we are a nation that can’t prise ourselves away from mobile technology even whilst on holidays, despite it being the perfect opportunity to unplug.

"Admittedly, I’m no better and am quite partial to checking work emails and taking a phone call or two from my sun-lounger," he added.

"In saying that, having a smartphone to hand while on holidays can be a life-saver especially if you’re in an emergency situation."

If you are one of the 87% who intend to check their smartphone while away Newstalk's Jess Kelly has put together seven tech tips to make the most of your trip, as well as ten useful apps to get your smartphone ready for summer.