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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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?

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.

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.

Latest Resources

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.

Overwhelmed America: Tips for Employees: Don't Be a Workplace Martyr!

When it comes to taking PTO, Americans themselves can be the biggest barriers.  A variety of justifications lead about two-in-five workers (37%) to conclude it is not “easy” to take the PTO they have earned.

Learn more about America's "work martyr complex."

Latest News

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?

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

Fact

Twice as many Americans prioritize saving for travel compared to saving for a car or hobbies.