The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year

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"So much to do, so
little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives,
research shows there actually

Americans universally say that vacation days are important
to them, yet 54 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time.
Project: Time Off research found that
workers are taking nearly a full week less of vacation than we did in 2000,
resulting in a stockpile of
600 million
unused vacation days.

The secret to achieving your travel goals this
year, while maintaining your excellent employee status, is planning. Planning is the most important step in making vacation
possible and, according to Project: Time Off, a majority (52%) of workers who set
aside time each year to plan for travel take all their time off, compared to
just 40 percent of non-planners. Planners also tend to take longer vacations: While
three-in-four (75%) planners take a week or more at a time, non-planners take
significantly fewer days—zero to three—than planners at once (42% to 18%).

The benefits of planning extend beyond days spent away from the office
for rest and rejuvenation. Planners report greater happiness than
non-planners with their relationships, health and well-being, company, and
job. Their bosses are probably happier, too, since they’re in the loop on when
you’re going to be out and can prepare accordingly. 

What are you waiting for?
to take back your calendar and put vacation at the top of your list of
priorities. Planning for vacation can be achieved in three simple steps:

1. Determine how much time off you earn and
identify the vacation policies at your workplace.

2. Get to dreaming! How do you want to
spend your time off this year?

3. Plan out your days with Project: Time
Off’s vacation planning
tool and share with your manager, your
colleagues, spouse—everyone!

4. Contact TravelPerks to book your vacation, get wonderful service, and save money in the process!

year, don’t let your vacation days be part of a statistic. Put the
fear of missing out behind you and turn
your bucket list into a to-do list by starting to plan now.

Need some ideas?

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