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The Week in Stats: Americans Don't Use Vacation Time

August 29, 2014

While a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers expects hotel occupancy to grow, those numbers may not be from Americans on Vacation. Take a look at the stats...

PwC Projects High Hotel Occupancy Levels for 2015

An updated lodging forecast released earlier this week by PricewaterhouseCoopers US anticipates stronger occupancy gains in 2014. This, the report suggested, may give U.S. hotels their highest occupancy levels in 20 years for 2015. 

As the economy rebounded from a weather-related slowdown in the first quarter of 2014, travel activity picked up significantly in the second quarter, resulting in better-than-expected occupancy performance, and average daily rate results that were only slightly less than anticipated.


40 Percent of American Workers Leave Vacation Days Unused

According to a new study "Overwhelmed America: Why Don't We Use Our Paid Time Off?" conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications (GfK) for the U.S. Travel Association's 'Travel Effect Initiative' 40 percent of American workers are leaving their vacation days unused and adopting a 'work martyr' complex. Workers are feeling less secure in their jobs, this coupled with a lack of employer support and communication is preventing workers from using their PTO.


77 Percent Work While on Vacation

Just as bad, 77 percent of Americans have worked in the past year while on vacation, according to a new survey from TripAdvisor. The number compared to an average of 40 percent in the nine other countries included in the poll—Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and the U.K.


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