Sunday, 25 February, 2018


Got unused vacation days? Today is your day

Adrian Delatorre Adrian Delatorre
Conrad Doyle | 02 February, 2018, 00:35

AAA Northeast said the beginning of the year is the best time to plan the usage of vacation time, instead of later on in the year.

Nationwide, more than 660 billion vacation days go unused, including 13 million by Hoosiers.

AAA, in collaboration with Project: Time Off, knows the most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Yet just over half (54%) of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year. In Rhode Island, AAA Northeast found that 55 percent of Rhode Islanders fail to use all of their allotted vacation days, which is the equivalent of 360,000 days. "The more time you have to prepare before you leave, the more enjoyable the vacation experience-it's no wonder that planners are happier people".

AAA and the U.S. Travel Association declared Tuesday National Plan for Vacation Day, as part of the moment Project: Time Off.

75 percent of planners were more likely to take a full week of vacation time or more at a time. Non-planners take significantly fewer days-zero to three-than planners at once (42 vs. 18 percent). Keeping the calendar clear creates the opportunity to take vacation.

By failing to block the calendar, Americans are creating a stockpile of 662 million unused vacation days and a $236 billion missed opportunity for the US economy, according The Power of Vacation Planning report.

To help Americans plan, Project: Time Off launched a vacation planning tool that lets employees enter in the number of days off they earn, plot out how they want to spend them, save to their calendars, and export to their friends and family-and even their bosses. With representations in over 100 countries worldwide Sixt is continually expanding its presence.

If you've been thinking about booking that trip to a tropical beach, today may just be your time for National Plan For Vacation Day.

"Vacation planning doesn't have to be stressful", AAA Northeast Vice President for Travel Rick Del Nero said. In its inaugural year, more than 600 organizations, representing all 50 states came together to encourage Americans to plan for vacation.

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