Unused Vacation Days are Huge Opportunity, U.S. Travel Official says
Vernon McClure, 48, is a Kentucky native who lives in Italy and is a guide specializing in active vacations. Americans aren't taking advantage of all their vacation time. Vernon McClure / MCT
Little things mean a lot: A couple of unused vacation days on average per person can translate into trillions of dollars for the economy. Americans have to get out more.
Excerpt from Richmond Times-Dispatch
American workers are taking less of their vacation time these days compared with seven years ago. That needs to change, the top executive for a trade organization that promotes the U.S. tourism and travel industry said at a trade conference in Richmond, Virginia.
Americans don’t use about two of their average 12 days of paid vacation a year, according to one study cited by Roger J. Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.
“What we have to do is really begin changing the dialogue,” Dow said. “We should not just say ‘vacation.’ We should focus on paid time off.”