What is the Travel Effect?

Travel Effect is the feeling you get taking a step away from the busyness of life. Using your earned time off—whether around the house or on a trip—recharges your batteries and lifts the weight off your shoulders. Give it a try. Take a day off and experience the Travel Effect.

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Travel Effect Playbook

The Travel Effect Playbook offers destinations tips and ideas, including case study examples, on how to join the Travel Effect movement. It's as simple as posting a Tweet or as robust as planning a Travel Effect event. Check out the Playbook online: TravelEffect.com/Playbook.

40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

I hope you're not reading this. That's because, this being mid-August, I hope as many people as possible are on vacation somewhere -- maybe someplace exotic, or maybe just a relaxing staycation at home.

Are you a "Work Martyr?"

Never take vacation? Dread the pile up of work if you do? Feel no one can do your job if you leave? That you’re indispensable? Or worse, do you worry that if you take a break, no one will think you really are?

Reminder: Take Your Vacation Days, Idiots

A survey from the U.S. Travel Association finds that 41% of you who are lucky enough to have jobs that offer vacation days "do not plan to use" all your paid time off this year. Time for a new plan.

The new plan: use all of your paid time off.

Overwhelmed America: Why Don't We Use Our Earned Leave? Full Report

The American workforce is overwhelmed, overworked and stressed out. Despite near-universal acceptance of the importance of paid time off (PTO), 40 percent of workers will leave vacation days on the table in 2014.

Latest Resources

Travel Effect Playbook

The Travel Effect Playbook offers destinations tips and ideas, including case study examples, on how to join the Travel Effect movement. It's as simple as posting a Tweet or as robust as planning a Travel Effect event. Check out the Playbook online: TravelEffect.com/Playbook.

Overwhelmed America: Why Don't We Use Our Earned Leave? Full Report

The American workforce is overwhelmed, overworked and stressed out. Despite near-universal acceptance of the importance of paid time off (PTO), 40 percent of workers will leave vacation days on the table in 2014.

Overwhelmed America: Is Your Company Culture Affecting Worker Happiness?

American workers believe that taking paid time off (PTO) helps them relax and recharge, offers the opportunity to do what they enjoy, and makes them happier people. But despite almost universal recognition (96%) of the importance of using their paid time off (PTO), four in ten workers (41%) say they will not use some of their PTO in 2014.

Overwhelmed America

The latest Travel Effect research, "Overwhelmed America: Why Don't We Use Our Paid Time Off?," reveals that the American workforce is overwhelmed, overworked and stressed out. Despite near-universal acceptance of the importance of paid time off, 40 percent of workers will leave vacation time on the table in 2014. What keeps us at our desks?

Overwhelmed America: Why Don't We Use Our Earned Leave? Executive Summary

Americans are overwhelmed—but they aren’t taking the breaks they’ve earned. Nearly three-quarters of workers say they are stressed at work, with one-in-four reporting they are either “very” or “extremely” stressed.

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40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

I hope you're not reading this. That's because, this being mid-August, I hope as many people as possible are on vacation somewhere -- maybe someplace exotic, or maybe just a relaxing staycation at home.

Are you a "Work Martyr?"

Never take vacation? Dread the pile up of work if you do? Feel no one can do your job if you leave? That you’re indispensable? Or worse, do you worry that if you take a break, no one will think you really are?

Reminder: Take Your Vacation Days, Idiots

A survey from the U.S. Travel Association finds that 41% of you who are lucky enough to have jobs that offer vacation days "do not plan to use" all your paid time off this year. Time for a new plan.

The new plan: use all of your paid time off.

Americans Are Too Afraid And Stressed To Take Days Off From Work

American workers are too scared to go on vacation.

About 40 percent of us don't plan on using all of our paid time off this year, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the U.S. Travel Association and GfK, a market research firm. The survey polled 1,303 workers, including 235 senior business leaders.

Study: Fear of Being Replaced and Poor Communication Prevent American Workers from Taking Time Off

Study: Fear of Being Replaced and Poor Communication Prevent American Workers from Taking Time Off
"Work Martyr Complex" Emerges at Expense of Americans' Health and Well-Being

EMBARGOED: August 19, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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Poll

How many days of PTO did you leave on the table last year?

Fact

1 in 3 workers say they have too much work to use all the time off they earn.