Use More Vacation Days in 2017

Don’t let those benefits go to waste!

According to a study by Project: Time Off1, Americans left 662 million vacation days on the table in 2016. That’s equal to $66.4 billion in benefits forfeited, or $604 annually per employee. Reclaim that cash and take a vacation!

Infographic courtesy of Project: Time Off

Not only have you earned this time by being a loyal and hardworking employee, but taking vacations can actually make you more productive at work. This study also showed that employees who grind it out at work experienced more stress at home (48% to 41%) and at work (73% to 68%) than those who took sanity breaks. They are also less likely to be promoted (23% to 27%) and to receive pay raises (78% to 84%).

But do we as Americans find vacations to be unimportant to our lives? Quite the contrary! 92% of employees say vacation time is important to them. So what are you waiting for? Pack a bag, gas up the car, and head out on an adventure!

May we suggest hitting the Outer Banks for your next family vacation or couples getaway? We may be biased, but as the saying goes, ‘the cure for anything is saltwater”. We prefer the cool saltwater of the Atlantic and salty sea sprays along the shoreline of the Outer Banks. Fun and affordable for families of all shapes, sizes, and budgets, we have just what you need to relax, rejuvenate, and return to work with a sunny attitude!

Don’t forget to start your vacation search right here at SunRealtyNC.com! We have vacation rentals large and small, and during the off-season, many can accommodate shorter stays if you can’t get away for a whole week. Call our Vacation Specialists at 888.853.7770 to ask about full or partial weeks.

 

 

1 http://www.projecttimeoff.com/state-american-vacation-2017

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