An Allianz Global Assistance survey found that 36% last
vacationed more than two years ago, and another 15% last vacationed more than a
Allianz found that 27% have vacationed in the last four to
12 months, and 21% have vacationed in the past three months.
The stats came from Allianz's 11th annual Vacation
Confidence Index, a telephone poll of 1,005 Americans ages 18 and over
conducted May 30 to June 2.
Forty-two percent said they were confident they would take a
summer vacation this year – the lowest percentage since 2013.
Financial issues were the main reason why people aren't
vacationing: 44% said they didn't have money to spend on a vacation, and 19%
didn't want to spend money on a vacation. Meanwhile, 14% said they can't take
time off work. Twenty percent said they were uninterested in taking time off
because of personal obligations outside of work, or that they found
vacation-planning too stressful and time-consuming (10%).
Allianz also measures what it calls the "vacation
deficit," or those who think vacations are important but aren't confident
they'll be able to take one. This year, 19% fell into that category.
In total, 60% said taking an annual vacation is important,
up 2 percentage points from last year but down from 2009's historic high of
Those surveyed also appear to be underutilizing days off
work -- 41% take less than half of their vacation days.