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A comprehensive, research-driven initiative to change mindsets, shift American culture and motivate American workers to use more of their earned time off.

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Facebook Drones & Vacation Starvation

Washington Post reporter and Overwhelmed author Brigid Schulte and Oxford Economics CEO Adam Sacks make the case for booking that trip to Puerto Rico as soon as possible: They tell us why skipping vacation is bad for us, our employers, and the economy. The discussion begins at 14:59.

VISIT FLORIDA and FDOH Partner to Spotlight Health Benefits of Travel

In recognition of World Health Day, VISIT FLORIDA joined the Florida Department of Health in encouraging Floridians to consider the many health benefits associated with taking vacation time off from work.

American Ads, American Values

Neal McDonough is one of those actors who send you scrambling to the Internet whenever they turn up—you recognize him, but you’re not sure why. In the Cadillac commercial “Poolside,” which first aired during the Olympics, McDonough portrays a Type A American achiever.

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The Day Off Dividend

February 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Travel Association today announced an unprecedented effort to motivate American workers to use more of the paid time off they have earned.

Executive Summary: An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S.

Nearly three-quarters of all American workers earn paid time off including vacation time and personal days. Though a majority of workers recognize the personal and professional benefits of time off, most do not use all of the time they have earned. 

Fact Sheet: An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S.

New research from Oxford Economics shows that American workers failed to use more than 400 million days of earned leave last year. This underutilization of paid time off has a substantial impact on the U.S. economy and is taking a heavy toll on workplace productivity, personal well-being and family relationships.

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Facebook Drones & Vacation Starvation

Washington Post reporter and Overwhelmed author Brigid Schulte and Oxford Economics CEO Adam Sacks make the case for booking that trip to Puerto Rico as soon as possible: They tell us why skipping vacation is bad for us, our employers, and the economy. The discussion begins at 14:59.

VISIT FLORIDA and FDOH Partner to Spotlight Health Benefits of Travel

In recognition of World Health Day, VISIT FLORIDA joined the Florida Department of Health in encouraging Floridians to consider the many health benefits associated with taking vacation time off from work.

American Ads, American Values

Neal McDonough is one of those actors who send you scrambling to the Internet whenever they turn up—you recognize him, but you’re not sure why. In the Cadillac commercial “Poolside,” which first aired during the Olympics, McDonough portrays a Type A American achiever.

Take a Vacation. You Earned It.

If your boss added a few hundred extra dollars to your paycheck one week - just for showing up - would you turn it down? At the end of the year, would you write him or her a refund check for that bonus? Would you brag to friends about not taking it?

The answer for most of us would be “no” or “are you crazy?”

Take A Vacation: It's Good for Productivity and the Economy, According to a New Study

Not taking vacation time is a bad idea, as it harms productivity and the economy. Those are key findings of a new study released earlier this month.

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78% of HR managers connect using more vacation time with greater job satisfaction.