Contributed by: Benef Verell, CEO
How often do you use all your hard earned vacation time for the year?
Have you ever lost vacation days simply because you didn’t have the time to research and plan your trip? Or perhaps you found the task overwhelming and put it off until the last minute and now cannot get the time off work.
A recent report entitled “The Power of Vacation Planning” listed the top three barriers to planning as lack of certainty in personal schedules, uncertainty in work schedules, and coordinating children’s schedules.
Lots and lots of schedules to consider.
However, not using your vacation days means you are losing your benefits and risk possible burn-out from not taking time off.
Sometimes the personal schedules just don’t line up until you are within that six week window. Rather than stress yourself out trying to plan at the last minute, hire a travel professional that can do the research for you and has access to a vast network of experts within the travel industry.
This is why we exist; we take that worry off your to-do list.
If you do plan in advance, the study found that managers appreciated knowing up to a year in advance of employee vacation plans and found those workers to be quite responsible.
Managers are more willing to approve requests when they know who will be gone and can balance workloads.
Planning a year out is also advantageous for us, your travel consultants, as we have more leverage to get you exactly what you want at a better value than if you book within the six week window.
Life being the way it is, unpredictable, we always recommend you get travel insurance in conjunction with booking your trip so that you are covered for unforeseen emergencies, schedule changes, or trip interruptions.
Ready to use those vacation days? Contact us to begin planning your trip.