Most offices see their employees take annual holiday leaves during the summer time. This is because children have summer vacations at schools, making it easier for their parents to take a break. There is a similar rush to acquire leaves during the Christmas holiday season. Even though there are breaks for Christmas, they are usually not enough to cover days spent traveling. In order to not get stuck in the office during breaks, employees should apply for leaves in advance, so that the management is aware of a staff members plans and they can arrange to cover the work. The best way to request a leave is to write a holiday leave letter that contains all the details of your plan, similar to the templates given below.
(Position in Company)
Re: (Subject of letter)
Dear (Manager's last name),
I am writing to you today to request that my annual leave be from (Dates of Holiday leave). I currently have (Number of leave balance) in my Holiday leave balance and would like to consume them for this vacation.
(Short description of holiday). However, I will be available by phone to answer any questions from the office. I highly recommend that my work be divided between (Employees who can cover your work) because they are familiar with the projects I am working on.
I thank you in advance for approving my leave on the given dates so that I can make travel plans accordingly.
(Boss's job title)
(Company's complete Address)
(Your Full name)
(Your job title)
Dear (Boss's last name with honorary),
After an eventful (year), I would like to request for my annual holiday leave from (Start and return date of vacation). I will be making a trip (short description of leave).
I currently have (number of days or weeks available in company leave policy) left over in my annual leave balance and would like to use all of them for this break.
I will complete all projects before I leave so that there is no pending work left when I am away from the office. I thank you in advance for approving my leave on the given dates so that I can make travel plans accordingly.