A Snapshot of Timeshare Ownership
While some of us might love to sift through pages and pages of data, in this time of information overload, most prefer instead to get a quick snapshot. With infographics we can now show data, information, and knowledge in a highly consumable, easy to understand way.
ARDA has developed an infographic based on AIF’s 2012 Shared Vacation Ownership Owners Report. As you can see below, it clearly highlights some of the more important findings in a fun and readable format. It was developed to share with ARDA members, influencers, and consumers through social media.
Who gets the most vacation time? And who gets the least?
The average working European earns 25 to 30 vacation days annually and usually takes them all. In 2011, the typical American employee earned 14 days off, but took only 12.
While two forfeited days of vacation may not seem like a lot, it can really add up. Altogether, Americans are giving up 226 million unused vacation days this year. Considering that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full-time worker earns $39,416 a year -- that's $34.3 billion worth of time.
The reason most workers say they chose to slave away at work rather than relax on a beach, is that they could not afford to travel, Expedia said. "Lack of planning" was the second-most-cited excuse among those surveyed.
Read the USA Today article: Who gets the most vacation time? And who gets the least?
Read the CNN Money articles: Americans to forfeit $34.3 billion in vacation days and Vacation? No thanks, boss
About 57% of working Americans had unused vacation time at the end of 2011, and most of them left an average of 11 days on the table - or nearly 70 percent of their allotted time off, according to a study performed by Harris Interactive for JetBlue.