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Vanishing Vacations

52% Not Vacationing This Summer; 37% Not At All This Year

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Whether you choose to catch some waves in Waikiki, cruise the Caribbean, swoosh down the slopes in Aspen, or simply catch up on the latest bestsellers next to the pool, a vacation can be the stuff dreams are made of—a needed escape from the daily grind of the real world. However, many Americans these days seem to be testing the truth to the old adage about all work and no play. When asked if they will take a summer vacation this year, 52% of respondents to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey report having no plans for summer travel. Furthermore, more than a third of those surveyed (37%) say that they will not take a vacation at all this year.

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