Don’t waste unused vacation time

  • Cindy Antrican
  • Contributing Writer
12:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 Community News

Every year more than half of Americans fail to use all their time off, creating a stock pile of 662 million unused vacation days. AAA, in collaboration with Project: Time Off, knows the most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Yet only 54 percent of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year.

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In Ohio, 49 percent of employees leave 21,985,976 days unused. By planning, we can all reap the benefits of taking a break while giving yourself something to look forward to during those long, cold winter days.

Research shows that planners have a distinct advantage over non-planners. “Project: Time Off’s The State of American Vacation 2017” report found that planners use more of their time, take longer vacations, and are happier.

Vacation planning doesn’t have to be stressful. Make it easy by using, the AAA mobile app or a travel agent to plan the perfect vacation. AAA not only provides peace of mind when you travel, but helps you get started, and get to your destination.

AAA suggests the following tips to make your vacation planning a reality:

In addition to AAA’s tips, Project: Time Off created a vacation-planning tool to help employees get their vacation days on the calendar.