American Vacation Time Doesn't Add Up


It's so beautiful outside that spending the day in a windowless cube would be utter torture -- so why not take the day off? If you're like many Americans, you're probably wasting a few vacation days anyway.

A survey by online travel service found that 31 percent of U.S. workers don't always take all of their vacation days, and Americans give back an average of three vacation days each year.

"This year alone, the value of the vacation days that Americans are projected to give back is estimated at almost $54 billion," says Kari Swartz, product manager for leisure travel.

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