Articles tagged “vacation”

Americans Won’t Ditch Phones on Vacation Despite Travel Industry’s Digital Detox Push

Americans Won’t Ditch Phones on Vacation Despite Travel Industry’s Digital Detox Push

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel is more accessible today than ever before because of mobile devices and the travel industry knows this. We don't see anything wrong with nudging travelers to look up from their devices every now and then, but promoting a device-free vacation reads a little tone-deaf in 2018.

8 months ago

U.S. Workers Are Taking a Bit More Vacation Despite Their Employers

U.S. Workers Are Taking a Bit More Vacation Despite Their Employers

Dan Peltier, Skift

The U.S. vacation deprivation phenomenon is a nationwide, coast-to-coast problem but seems to be especially apparent in large east and west coast markets that are often the bread and butter of many travel brands' business.

2 years ago

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The Decline of the American Vacation

The Decline of the American Vacation

Allianz Worldwide Partners + Skift

The majority of Americans agree that taking time off is important, but the reality is, employees are taking fewer vacations today than they were 30 years ago.

2 years ago

3 Charts Showing U.S. Travelers’ Plans For Summer Vacations

3 Charts Showing U.S. Travelers’ Plans For Summer Vacations

Dan Peltier, Skift

It looks like another healthy summer travel season for the U.S. is on its way.

3 years ago

U.S. Employers Are Making Americans’ No-Vacation Nation Problem Worse

U.S. Employers Are Making Americans’ No-Vacation Nation Problem Worse

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel brands trying to coax U.S. employees out of their offices may be preaching to the choir. Most employees probably don't resent the idea of time away from the office and would likely take vacation days if they felt their bosses truly encouraged it. It's U.S. employers who need to hear from travel brands even more as they set the standard for vacation policies and their promotion.

3 years ago

U.S. Workers Need to Take More Vacations to Improve the Economy

U.S. Workers Need to Take More Vacations to Improve the Economy

Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg

This is the kind of research we can get behind.

3 years ago

Free Skift Report: The Habits of Travel Bookers: How Americans Take Vacation

Free Skift Report: The Habits of Travel Bookers: How Americans Take Vacation

Boxever + Skift

It’s all too clear that Americans still take the all-work no-play approach to vacation as the average number of days taken by U.S. workers continues to decline. This report looks into the seasonal travel habits of Americans smart enough to take time off, from when they book to where they go. Download this report for FREE!

3 years ago

6 Charts Showing Global Consumers’ Satisfaction With Their Leisure Time

6 Charts Showing Global Consumers’ Satisfaction With Their Leisure Time

Dan Peltier, Skift

While 42% of Americans didn't take a single vacation day last year, they're not all holding pitchforks demanding more leisure time and similar scenarios exist in other countries as well.

3 years ago

What Each Generation Will Spend This Summer on Vacations in the U.S.

What Each Generation Will Spend This Summer on Vacations in the U.S.

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's an all-around red letter forecast for U.S. summer travel spending this year as travelers enjoy cheaper gas prices and a stronger dollar compared to previous summers.

4 years ago

The States Where U.S. Employees Get More Access to Vacation Time

The States Where U.S. Employees Get More Access to Vacation Time

Dan Peltier, Skift

The number of vacation days employers offer employees, even if it's above average, means little unless the pendulum swings towards employees feeling comfortable enough and being encouraged to take them.

4 years ago

Americans Not Taking Vacations Is a $224 Billion Problem for Employers

Americans Not Taking Vacations Is a $224 Billion Problem for Employers

Dan Peltier, Skift

It looks like it's a lose-lose for U.S. employers who are stingy with their vacation policies, and overworked employees eventually have the last laugh when they receive their vacation compensation payouts when they leave their companies.

4 years ago

Vacation Relief for Workaholic Japanese Employees to Be Mandated by Law

Vacation Relief for Workaholic Japanese Employees to Be Mandated by Law

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

One solution: Penalize companies that have employees who don't take their mandated vacation days.

4 years ago