Biz Briefs: Vanishing Vacation

So much for a summer getaway. A new survey by online travel company Expedia reports that a record 421 million vacation days will go unused this year; 31% of us will not use all our vacation, and the average worker will leave three days on the table (up from two in 2003). For one-third of the work force, the longest vacation will be seven days or less. That's good news for employers, who will save about $54 billion. But that's not so great for the travel- and-leisure industry, which is scrambling to reverse the trend. Expedia, for instance, is offering discounts...

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