ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To help fulfill America's vacation resolutions this year, Alamo Rent A Car is offering 15 percent off the base retail rate for weekly rentals reserved between now and February 7, 2017. Alamo is offering this promotion in celebration of the first-ever National Plan for Vacation Day on January 31. The promotion is applicable for travel between March 1 to August 31, 2017, and applies to all car classes.*
More than half of Americans do not use all their earned time off, leading to 658 million unused vacation days a year. National Plan for Vacation Day, launched by Project: Time Off, is a call-to-action for Americans to take back their calendars and plan their time off.
"Project: Time Off's National Plan for Vacation Day initiative aligns perfectly with Alamo's commitment to helping customers make the most of their family vacations," said Rob Connors, vice president of brand marketing for Alamo Rent A Car. "The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to sit down, plan your vacation days out and give yourself something to look forward to in 2017."
According to Project: Time Off's 2016 research, the single-most important step workers can take to mitigate their fears about taking time off and make vacation possible is to plan in advance. Yet less than half (49 percent) of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year.
Lack of planning leaves vacationers at a clear disadvantage. According to Project: Time Off's The State of American Vacation 2016, planners use more of their time and take longer vacations as opposed to non-planners.
51 percent of those who plan took all their vacation time, compared to just 39 percent of non-planners.
69 percent of planners took a week or more of vacation, compared to just 46 percent of non-planners.
The report also revealed a strong correlation between planning and increased happiness. The amount of vacation time taken showed a clear correlation to happiness at home; the more vacation days used, the lower the home-life stress. Respondents were also happier with their job, company, financial situation and professional success.
"Unused time off is not only a missed opportunity for an individual's health, well-being and success, but also for businesses who want the best version of their employees," said Gary Oster, Managing Director of Project: Time Off. "National Plan for Vacation Day ensures our hard-earned time off is put to good use for the benefit of all."
About Alamo Rent A Car Founded in 1974, Alamo Rent A Car – the largest car rental provider to international travelers visiting North America – is a value-oriented, internationally recognized brand serving the rental needs of airport leisure travelers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world. In addition, Alamo customers in the U.S. are able to conveniently choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. For more information visit www.alamo.com.
About National Plan for Vacation Day National Plan for Vacation Day is a national observance dedicated to encouraging Americans to plan their vacations for the rest of the year at the start of the year. According to Project: Time Off, a national movement to transform American vacation attitudes and behaviors, individuals who plan their vacation time for the year are more likely to use all their time off and take longer vacations. Learn more at ProjectTimeOff.com/PlanForVacation and join the conversation with #PlanForVacation.
*Offer discount applies to base retail rate (time and mileage) only. This offer is valid for all car classes reserved between 1/24/2017 through 2/7/2017 for travel 3/1/2017 through 8/31/2017 at participating locations in North America. A minimum 5-day rental with a Saturday overnight keep is required. For additional terms, visit https://www.alamo.com/en_US/car-rental/deals/15-percent-off-weekly-rental-PTO.html.