Why Vacations Matter - The Issue
A total of 662 million days of unused paid time off was left on the table by US workers in 2016.
More than 40% of Americans on average are leaving seven or more days of paid vacation on the table every year. (Oxford Economics Assessment of Paid Time Off, Feb 2014)
Studies show that not taking vacation days leads to a workforce that is less productive, less satisfied in their jobs and relationships, and prone to stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, obesity and heart attacks. (Nielsen Research, Dec 2013)
Americans are among the worst vacationers - 34% never take vacation at all. (Expedia, 2014)
Why Vacations Matter - The Benefits
People who take a vacation at least once a year are happier, healthier, and more satisfied with their lives than those who take vacations less frequently or not at all. They are also more satisfied with their jobs and have a better work/life balance. (Nielsen Research, Dec 2013)
71% of yearly vacationers report feeling "Satisfied to very satisfied with their job" compared to just 46% of those who never take a vacation. (Nielsen Research, Dec 2013)
Vacationing men reduce their risk of heart attack by 50%, women by 30%, but only if they take more than one vacation a year. (2014 Framingham Heart Study)
76% of yearly vacationers report feeling "happy" or "extremely happy" compared to just 43% of those who never take a vacation. (Nielson Research, Dec 2013)
One of the most common deterrents to vacationing is simply finding the time required to adequately plan an entire vacation. That's where travel agents and professional vacation planners come in. After a couple short conversations, we handle all of the planning and arrange the vacation to your specifications.