What is Project: Time Off?

Project: Time Off aims to shift culture so that using personal time off is not considered frivolous, but essential to strengthening families and improving personal health; a business investment with proven returns; and an economic necessity.

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U.S. Travel Announces Reimagined Initiative—Project: Time Off

The U.S. Travel Association announced Project: Time Off today, the new name for the association’s initiative to prove the personal, business, social and economic benefits that taking earned time off can deliver.

Ellen Wants You To Know... You're Irreplaceable

Time for a Vacation

Ellen couldn't believe that Americans are wasting vacation days. As much as she loves her job, she loves a day off even more.

All Work, No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off Executive Summary

Americans are work martyrs. Tied to the office, they leave more and more paid time off (PTO) unused each year, forfeiting their earned benefits and, in essence, working for free. 

All Work, No Pay: America's Disappearing Vacation Days

Americans are work martyrs. Tied to the office, they leave more and more paid time off (PTO) unused each year, forfeiting their earned benefits and, in essence, work for free. In an examination of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey, Oxford Economics found a troubling decline in vacation over the past two decades.

Working For Free: U.S. Workforce Forfeits $52.4 Billion in Time Off Benefits Annually

Working For Free: U.S. Workforce Forfeits $52.4 Billion in Time Off Benefits Annually
Americans Are Taking Less Vacation Time than at Any Point in Last Four Decades

Latest Resources

All Work, No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off Executive Summary

Americans are work martyrs. Tied to the office, they leave more and more paid time off (PTO) unused each year, forfeiting their earned benefits and, in essence, working for free. 

All Work, No Pay: America's Disappearing Vacation Days

Americans are work martyrs. Tied to the office, they leave more and more paid time off (PTO) unused each year, forfeiting their earned benefits and, in essence, work for free. In an examination of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey, Oxford Economics found a troubling decline in vacation over the past two decades.

Overwhelmed America by Region

We know America is overwhelmed at work. It turns out where you live may play a role in your attitude toward work. 

Playbook

The Playbook offers destinations tips and ideas, including case study examples, on how to join the Project: Time Off movement. It's as simple as posting a Tweet or as robust as planning a Project: Time Off event. Check out the Playbook online.

Overwhelmed America: Why Don't We Use Our Earned Leave? Full Report

The American workforce is overwhelmed, overworked and stressed out. Despite near-universal acceptance of the importance of paid time off (PTO), 40 percent of workers will leave vacation days on the table in 2014.

Latest News

U.S. Travel Announces Reimagined Initiative—Project: Time Off

The U.S. Travel Association announced Project: Time Off today, the new name for the association’s initiative to prove the personal, business, social and economic benefits that taking earned time off can deliver.

Ellen Wants You To Know... You're Irreplaceable

Time for a Vacation

Ellen couldn't believe that Americans are wasting vacation days. As much as she loves her job, she loves a day off even more.

Working For Free: U.S. Workforce Forfeits $52.4 Billion in Time Off Benefits Annually

Working For Free: U.S. Workforce Forfeits $52.4 Billion in Time Off Benefits Annually
Americans Are Taking Less Vacation Time than at Any Point in Last Four Decades

40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

I hope you're not reading this. That's because, this being mid-August, I hope as many people as possible are on vacation somewhere -- maybe someplace exotic, or maybe just a relaxing staycation at home.

Are you a "Work Martyr?"

Never take vacation? Dread the pile up of work if you do? Feel no one can do your job if you leave? That you’re indispensable? Or worse, do you worry that if you take a break, no one will think you really are?

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How many days of PTO did you leave on the table last year?

Fact

Travelers are significantly more satisfied in their overall outlook on life compared to non-travelers.