Report: Millennials Are the Most Vacation Deprived

by Richard D'Ambrosio

Because they are earlier in their careers and receive the least amount of vacation time based on their work tenure, 62 percent of Millennials report feeling vacation deprived, more than any other age group.

They also are the most likely to shorten their trips due to impending workload (53 percent) compared to their older counterparts, according to the Expedia.com 2017 Vacation Deprivation report, an annual study of the vacation habits of more than 30,000 working adults across 30 countries.

In general, half of Amercians report feeling "somewhat or very vacation deprived," and estimate they will lose approximately 462 million vacation days this year. The primary reasons cited for not taking time off are budget (43 percent), the desire to save up vacation days for a longer holiday (30 percent), and not being able to get away from work (22 percent).

Despite their actions, Americans say that when they return from vacation, they report feeling happier (96 percent), better rested (93 percent), less stressed (94 percent), in better health (93 percent) and closer to their partner or family (90 percent).

In the workplace, "takng time away results in a better attitude when returning to the office (60 percent), with the added benefits of being more focused (40 percent), more productive (46 percent) and more relaxed (68 percent)," Expedia said.

The most deprived industries for American workers are real estate (73 percent), food and beverage (60 percent) and health (56 percent).

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